Defence Force Boss Admits He Approved Raid on Ugandan Parliament
David Muhoozi, head of Uganda's defence force, has told the Constitutional Court that he gave the green light to special forces to storm Parliament during the debate on the bill which amended the constitution to allow for raising the presidential age limit. Judges at the hearing expressed concern about the conduct of security forces in "policing Ugandans", with Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo saying that the way police brutalised MPs opposed to the age limit amendment was an unacceptable way of treating leaders.
Observer, 18 April 2018
Judges of the Constitutional court have warned that the police brutality meted out to members of parliament and the general populace last year can lead to the nullification of the… Read more »
Winfred Kiiza, the leader of the opposition in parliament, centre, struggles to control tears as she engages a police officer in Mbale after police officers fired teargas to disperse an age limit rally.
Monitor, 18 April 2018
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, yesterday explained why soldiers of the Special Forces Command (SFC), the elite presidential guard, stormed Parliament during debate… Read more »
The Chief of Defence Force, General David Muhoozi, left, takes to the witness stand during the Constitutional Court hearing in Mbale Town.
Independent (Kampala), 18 April 2018
The permanent secretary and secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakinizi says Bukhooli North MP Gaster Mugoya Kyawa requested for a certificate of financial implications regarding a… Read more »
Observer, 17 April 2018
The Constitutional court hearing into the consolidated petition challenging the amendment of the Constitution to remove the age limits resumed today morning at Mbale High court in… Read more »
Government lawyers had a rough time in the Constitutional Court as they defended the constitutional amendment which removed the age limit on the president's term of office. Read more »
Police in Mbale foiled a march by a group of people to the High Court, which is hearing a petition against the controversial age limit bill. Members of the group said they wanted ... Read more »