Chaos as MPs fight in Parliament

MPs resorted to fights, throwing of chairs and trading accusations in Parliament on Tuesday after Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the Order Paper had been amended to include the controversial motion to amend the age limit cap on presidential candidates.

After Kadaga had spoken about the amendment, Opposition members alleged that one of the legislators had entered the House with a gun. The Busongora North MP William Nzoghu, claimed that some members had entered the House with guns, adding that even the Speaker was not safe to debate in such an environment.

Medard Sseggona asked the Speaker to adjourn the House and ask security to conduct a thorough search.

However, Ms Kadaga said she could not adjourn he proceedings on mere allegations. Proceedings were at this point stopped for about 20 minutes as the legislators shouted at each other, made noise and at some point threw chairs around. All this time, Ms Kadaga kept quiet and looked on.

State Minister for Water, Mr Ronald Kibuule was specifically accused by Opposition and Independent MPs of having come to the House with a gun. He however denied the accusation.

Kadaga then allowed a search to be made for a gun. After it was done, she declared there was no weapon in the house and the proceedings should go on.