Police has arrested three youth in Mbarara district for burying President Yoweri Museveni and Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Kahinda Otafiire, while they are still alive.
Rwizi Region police spokesperson, Samson Kasasira, told Uganda Radio Network [URN] that three youth; Albert Nangumya, a student at Bishop Stuart University, Maxi Muhumuza, a spokesperson of the Ankole kingdom and a one Rodgers Asiimwe, were protesting against the proposed Constitution Amendment Bill.
The bill seeks to scrap the presidential age limit clause and allow Museveni to stand again in the 2021 presidential elections.
The youth who are opposed to this move, bought a coffin and wrote on it “Rest in Peace Museveni”, also plastering the portrait of the President on it ready for burial.
Inside the coffin, were names of Otafiire and other Members of Parliament who are thought to be pro-age limit bill.
Kasasira further told URN that suspects had initially sought permission to hold a demonstration in Mbarara town and their request was rejected but they went ahead and carried out their protest.
They were quickly apprehended, detained at Mbarara Police Station and charged under file number SD 06/06/07/2017.
Their file has been forwarded to the Mbarara Resident State Attorney who is expected to slap charges of sedition against them.
In 2016, Gulu youth carried a coffin covered with posters and T-shirts of former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, through the streets of Gulu town to a burial ground, where they sarcastically ‘laid him to rest’.
They accused him of mismanaging the Peace Recovery and Development Plan, a fund channelled through the Office of the Prime minister, which Mbabazi occupied then.