FDC Boss Arrested over Age Limit
Police has arrested the chairperson of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) over the controversial age limit bill.
Police have detained Ayebale Kanyarutoke, the FDC chairperson for greater Kibaale, and charged him with promoting sectarianism.
Sectarianism attracts a five-year jail term upon conviction according to section 41 of the Penal Code Act.
Police also charged Kanyarutoke with illegal registration of people opposed to age limit removal.
The age limit removal bill seeks to delete the upper age limit in article 102b to allow three-decade president rule Uganda beyond the age of 75.
POLICE ON KANYARUTOKE ARREST
Police arrested Kanyarutoke on Sunday from his shop in Kyenzige town, Kyanzige sub county following, said Kagadi District police commander Romeo Onek Ojara.
Ojara added that intelligence briefs that Kanyarutoke Kanyarutoke had gone to the villages registering people opposed to age limit removal had orchestrated the FDC boss’ arrest.
Police would then search Kanyarutoke’s house and shop.
The force seized registration forms containing names of locals opposed to age limit removal.
WHAT KANYARUTOKE SAYS
‘‘I don’t know the reasons as to why they have arrested me although they allege that I was registering people opposed to the removal presidential age limit,’’ said Kanyarutoke.