House names ‘red top’ youth who broke into chamber

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One of the youth being dragged out [Photo by URN]

Parliament has named the two “red top” youth who broke into the parliamentary chambers Wednesday afternoon and disrupted plenary.

They are Datala Ssenjako and Charles Mutasa Kafeero all aged 36 and residents of Kawempe, a city suburb.

They were apprehended by parliamentary police after jumping from the visitors’’ gallery-usually referred to as the Strangers’ gallery-into parliament to disrupt the debate.

In the process, they damaged the railing and fluorescent tube which sparked noise that was mistaken for gunshots.

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Parliament was debating a statement read by Lands State minister, Persis Namuganza.

“Upon jumping into plenary, the two men [donning red caps] shouted claiming that corruption stems from parliament,” said Sam Obbo, press secretary of Office of the Speaker.

Obbo said preliminary investigations by police show that the duo had ulterior motives

“By close of the day, they were still being interrogated and will be arraigned in a court of law,” he noted.

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