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Rukutana Denies Siring Child with Judge age limit debate 1

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has described allegations that he fathered a child with Justice Elizabeth Musoke as false, malicious, unfounded and defamatory. In a March 29, 2018 letter to the Deputy Chief Justice, Rukutana, also Member of Parliament for Rushenyi County in Ntungamo County, was responding to a letter by Male Kiwanuka Mabirizi, one of the petitioners challenging the amendment of the Constitution to scrap Article 102b that had previously barred all Ugandan citizens aged below 35 and above 75 from contesting for presidency.
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Moroto Clerics Condemn Extension of MPs Tenure age limit debate 2

Simpson Awongo Ebil, an elder in Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church in Moroto, says MPs turned their backs to the electorate who entrusted them to represent their views.
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In Pictures: Three Days of Age Limit Bill Debate in Parliament age limit debate

Only 62 legislators mainly from the opposition, voted against the bill that has triggered tension in the country since it was tabled in parliament by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi in September 2017.
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Age Limit: Opposition MPs Announce New Campaign age limit debate 2 1

On Wednesday night, Parliament chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga passed the Constitutional Amendment No.2 Bill, 2017 that scrapped the upper and lower presidential age limit, reinstated term limits and extended the term of parliament from five to seven years. Now those opposed to the amendments, led by the Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza, have dubbed their new effort Kogikuteko loosely translated to mean now that youve touched it. Even though Kiiza declined to delve into the specifics of what their new campaign will entail, she noted that the opposition was getting ready to challenge the new amendments in court.
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How MPs Passed a Cocktail of Amendments voting 1

Only 62 legislators voted against the Bill that has since its tabling in September 2017 by Igara West MP caucused tension and for the first time in the history of parliament, saw a brawl in the Chambers with the invasion of security personnel. Only two MPs abstained from the vote at the second and third reading of the bill.
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Archbishop Lwanga Shuns Parliament Mass Over Chapel Invasion age limit debate 1 Top story

The deployment of security forces inside the houses of prayer at Parliament has taken a new twist with the Archbishop of Kampala declining to officiate at the end of year mass of the Catholic community. Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was expected to lead mass on Wednesday but he was a no-show. Dr. Lwanga who was expected to lead the mass and also light a Christmas tree stayed away citing the Tuesday invasion of the Catholic chapel making the sacred place unholy, hence unworthy for use in worship.
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Age Limit Bill: How MPs Voted age limit debate 1

Three hundred and seventeen Members of Parliament today voted in favour of the presidential age limit bill going for the third reading as Speaker Rebecca Kadaga finally put the controversial proposal to a vote. Ninety-seven legislators voted against the bill while two abstained. The Constitution Amendment Bill Number 2 of 2017, which seeks to amend Article 102b and remove presidential age limits, now goes to committee stage for legislators to consider it clause by clause. This is how different MPs voted on the Bill.
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CSOs Condemn Arrest of Soroti Activist Benson Ekwee soroti district

The charges against him remain unclear, although, activists in the area say that the arrest is linked to a survey on the ongoing age limit report, whose report he authored three-weeks ago.
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Debate on 'Age Limit' Bill Continues Today age limit debate 1

More than 70 members have so far contributed to the heated debate which started yesterday. Parliament is expected to take a vote late today, according to a notice by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
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Soroti Activist Held Over Anti Age-Limit Report president museveni

Julius Aruku, the program coordinator Public Affairs Centre suspects that Ekwees arrest could have stemmed from a report they authored following their research in the region on the presidential age limit, where majority of the respondents rejected the proposed amendment.
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Tension, Drama As MPs Debate Age Limit Bill age limit debate 1

Tension, tempers, drama, insults and disorder are all visible in the Parliament Chambers as an unprecedented number of legislators debate the controversial presidential age limit Bill.
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‘Age Limit' Report is Authentic - Kadaga age limit debate 1

Speaker Kadagas ruling came after the suspension of the business of the House for her to ascertain the authenticity of the report after MPs led by Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo raised a procedural point questioning the report. Ssekikubo said that two MPs including Akello Rose Lilly and Mbabazi Akampurira who signed the committee report are also members of another sectoral committee of Parliament contrary to the Parliament Rules of Procedure that bar members from belonging to more than one sectoral committee.
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Six MPs Suspended for Causing Chaos in Parliament age limit debate 1 1 Top story

This is the second time in a space of less than three months that Ssewanyana and Odur are suspended from the house. The two were last suspended in September as part of a group of 25 legislators accused of paralyzing parliament business, on the day Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi was expected to table a motion for a private members bill seeking to, among others, amend the presidential age limit.
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Age Limit: Kayihura Warns of Opposition Plans to Disrupt Power Supply kiiza besigye 1 1

According to Kayihura, he has already directed his officers across the country to be vigilant and called on members of the public to report any suspicious activities in their areas that may threaten peace in the country.
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Age Limit Debate Set For Monday in Parliament age limit amended 1 1 Top story

Parliament will on Monday, December 18, receive the report on the controversial age limit bill, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. While delivering her communication to parliament this afternoon, Kadaga reported that she had received both the main report and minority report from the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee which has been consulting on the Constitution Amendment No.2 Bill, 2017.
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Kayihura in Second Closed Door Meeting With Kadaga age limit debate 1

This is the second time Kayihura is interfacing with Kadaga ahead of the much-anticipated debate on the controversial Age Limit Bill that seeks to among others, to lift the cap on the presidential age from the constitution.
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Age Limit Report Missing on Order Paper age limit debate 1

Parliament will instead consider The Anti-Counterfeiting Goods Bill, 2015 and The Biofuels Bill, 2016 among other issues. Last week, opposition legislators revealed a plot by their National Resistance Movement-NRM party colleagues to table the Age Limit report today.
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Age Limit: Pressure Group Asks Parliament to Pass Bill As Presented age limit debate 2 1

Kamugisha explained that they are convinced that young persons have the capacity of inspiring significant transformation at the local government level if allowed to participate in the politics of the country.
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Uganda Law Society Shies Away From Age Limit Debate 1

The Committee Chairperson, Jacob Oboth-Oboth, the West Budama South MP, had given ULS another to appear following its failure to honor the first appointment on November 1, 2017. Gimara asked the Committee then to allow him to consult the ULS membership on the matter.
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Reject ‘Age Limit' Bill – Kanyeihamba Tells MPs age limit debate 3 1

While appearing before the Legal and Parliament Affairs Committee chaired by West Budama South MP Jacob Oboth-Oboth, Justice Kanyeihamba questioned why the committee is still pursuing the Bill, which he said has already caused bloodshed, injuries and paralyzed government machinery.
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