Police take sides in age limit consultation-UHRC

By Mukhaye Damali:

The Uganda human rights commission has condemned police for engaging in partisan politics while handling the controversial presidential age limit consultation meetings which are underway across the country.

Addressing journalists at their offices in Kampala, the acting chairperson Meddie Mulumba said that the commission has noticed police offering protection to Members of Parliament supporting the lifting of the age limit while those opposed to the amendment are being arrested and harassed.

They have called on the police to remain neutral and treat all Ugandans equally regardless of political interests or affiliatons.