By; Olivia Nabaggala
A group of 8 youths from Kawempe division have been arrested for protesting against the constitutional amendment Act 2017 which scrapped the presidential age limit.
The youth activists believed to be members of Uganda Poor Youth Movement, a political pressure group aligned to the former prime minister, Amama Mbabazi blocked Bombo road and Kalerwe roundabout this morning to express their dissatisfaction paralyzing traffic flow which prompted police to round them up.
They also protested against the high unemployment rates and slow development of infrastructure in their area faulting the Kawempe North MP, Latif Ssebagala and Mubarak Munyagwa of Kawempe South for failing to support their struggle.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says the eight are being held at Wandegeya Police station for inciting violence and conducting unlawful protests.
Meanwhile the Anti-riot Police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse traders in Luweero town council who had set up an illegal market on grounds belonging to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council this morning claiming to have got clearance from the District Kadhi Mustapha Lule Khamis
The move follows a recent notice issued by Luweero Town Clerk Muluuta Mugagga for the relocation of Binyonyi farmers market housing over 2,000 traders from Luweero-Kiwoko and Police roads to Kiyenje zone to pave way for the upgrade of Luweero-Butalangu road by Uganda National Roads Authority.
Anti-riot police commanded by Rebecca Ayeta dispersed and arrested some of the traders who pelted stones which injured scores of Police personnel.