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Police Arrest DP’s Norbert Mao at Age Limit Campaign Launch

Police Thursday morning arrested DP President Norbert Mao in down town Kampala while launching what has been dubbed as the K’ogikwatako Campaign.

The campaign — which translates ‘if you dare touch it” — is against the the suggested amendment of the constitution to remove the age limit of presidential candidates.

Mao Sandwiched by officers in a police truck after arrest
Mao Sandwiched by officers in a police truck after arrest

Mao was rounded up together with a number of DP leaders including the Ag Secretary General, outside the party offices at City House.

These were matching toward the Constitutional Square to commence the campaign activities which among others would involve collecting collecting signatures of all Ugandans against the Constitution amendments.

Some DP supporters were also rounded up in the crackdown
Some DP supporters were also rounded up in the crackdown

Mao was whisked off to the Kampala Central Police Station where his is being held. We also understand an emergency meeting off police officers was taking place in the DPC’s office from which police will address the media that is still camping at the station.

This old woman is also against the Age Limit Bill
This old woman is also against the Age Limit Bill

Earlier before being arrested, Mao addressed press at the party offices, and called upon Ugandans to disregard President Yoweri Museveni’s comments yesterday that he wasn’t aware of the amendment plans.

Museveni told the media at State House on Wednesday that the said debate was a waste of time, and that he was not paying attention to it, but rather focusing on his work.

One DP member was stripped naked during arrest
One DP member was stripped naked during arrest

But Mao does not buy this, and believes Museveni is harbors ambitions to stick around after 2021.

The DP says their K’ogikwatako camping is aimed at “immunizing Ugandans against Musevenism.”

Other youths who were arrested
Other youths who were arrested

“Why do we vaccinate people; you vaccinate those who are health in an eventuality of a illness” Mao said.

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