Bahati was making reference to proposals by Niwagaba, the shadow Attorney General, to amend several clauses of the constitution in a way that would shake up the current state structure. He, for instance, wants the size of cabinet reduced to 21 Ministers and 21 State ministers, who, however, should not be chosen from among elected Members of Parliament. The current Cabinet has 32 cabinet Ministers and 48 Ministers of Stat
“These electoral regulations are trying to dictate what should appear in the students constitution. And if you look at the entire regulations booklet, there are a number of provisions that are out rightly against the freedom of expression,” Mark Owiny, a 4th year Law student said
According to Mugume, he received information from his friend over the weekend indicating that someone was looking for him. Mugume says that he convinced the person to meet him at Accacia hotel Mbarara on Sunday and alerted police leading to the arrest of Edward Kasibante.
At 11 a.m., Besigye, clad in blue checkered shirt walked out of his suite, to face off with officers of the UPDF Service Brigade who were waiting at the hotel gate. They dragged him aboard his vehicle to Nalufenya Police Station, sparking protests among his supporters across Jinja town.