Protesters arrested for burning Museveni T-shirts

2017-07-19 16:40
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (AFP, File picture)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (AFP, File picture)

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Kampala – Two people who were protesting an allegedly planned constitutional amendment to allow President Yoweri Museveni, 72, to run again in 2021 have been arrested at Uganda's capital, Kampala, says a report.

According to Daily Monitor, the two men burnt tyres and T-shirts with the president’s face on them as they protested the allegedly planned constitutional amendment to change the current age limit.

The protesters shouted: "Museveni must go. His time is over and no one should tamper with the constitution."

The two men were arrested for causing a disruption in the city, the paper reported.

The country's current constitution prohibits people older than 75 from seeking the country's top job.

Museveni is now just three year away from reaching that age.

He has ruled Uganda for 31 years - with five presidential terms in office.

The long-time east African nation ruler has been surrounded by controversies related to freedom of speech, human rights, allegations of nepotism, and even the killing of Ugandan citizens.

But Museveni claims Uganda is one of the most democratic countries in the world, and that he is leading his people out of poverty and towards an better future.

Read more on:    yoweri museveni  |  uganda  |  east africa

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