Four members of the People Power Asili group have
been arrested on
allegations of inciting violence.
The four Webster Lukiya, Jennifer Namboozo, Godfrey Ouma and Stephen
Okabale, allegedly staged an unlawful protest and had planned
to march to parliament.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said police
in Kampala and security at Parliament were not informed notified about the
People power Asili is a group of activists advocating for an overhaul of
Uganda’s constitution to introduce regional-based presidential selection. The
group say if a President comes for instance from the Central region, the next
president should come from another region maybe Eastern Uganda.
All these and other proposals were contained in their petition they
wanted to deliver to the office of Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The
group demand a referendum where Ugandan can choose the system of leadership
Onyango said the police was finalizing their case file so that they can be
arraigned before the court on Friday. Police said their protest caused
inconvenience in the city and inconvenienced other people who were
going about their duties.
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Police say the group was supposed to notify them so that they could arrange for
them the routes to take than disrupting other people going about their
Last week, the group called a press conference
in which they demanded that there should be a constitutional review and
amendment purposely to allow most of the political matters to be decided by
holding a referendum.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.