Ugandan lawmakers in brawl over 'life presidency' bill
29 September, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Laura Christensen
You have to go back more than a century to 1902 for the last incident of a fistfight breaking out in either the House of Representatives or the Senate.
The anticipated motion has caused uproar and country wide protests in various parts of the country especially among the youths who argue that the Constitution should not be changed for an individual, President Yoweri Museveni who will be ineligible to stand for presidency in 2021.
Members of Parliament (MPs) shouted, shoved, threw punches and lobbed documents in a fight between ruling party politicians and those from the opposition.
President Museveni is a divisive figure in the east African nation, having passed controversial anti-homosexuality legislation in 2014 and failing to adequately address the country's major corruption problem.
Ugandan lawmakers fight in the parliament ahead of a debate about amending the constitution to possibly extend the president's rule in Kampala, Uganda, on September 26.
On the substantive issue, head of the house, Speaker Kadaga, ruled after the day's heated debate that the age limit motion had been allowed.
Some MPs exchanged blows and kicks while others used microphone stands as weapons in the brawl; and at least two female lawmakers were carried out of the parliament after collapsing, according to Reuters.
Uganda's Communications Commission said in a letter to broadcast media outlets that they should cease airing events that are, "stirring up hatred, promoting a culture of violence".
At least two female lawmakers were carried out of the chamber after collapsing in the free for all and were rushed to hospital where they are now getting medical attention.
In 2005, a constitutional amendment was made removing two-term limit for the presidency to allow the president to run for a third-term which he won in February past year, even though opposition unsuccessfully contested the outcome.
No station aired Wednesday's proceedings, but some posted clips of the brawls on their Twitter feeds.
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