Rights activists welcome judges recommendation

Benjamin Jumbe.

Human Rights defenders have welcomed recommendations by the constitutional court in regard to public order management

Delivering its final judgement of the age limit case, the court recommended that the attorney general comes up with guidelines for implementation of the public order management act.

This was after the police force was faulted for blocking legislators from holding consultative meetings with their electorate during the age limit debate.

Now speaking to Kfm the executive director of Foundation for Human rights initiative Dr Livingstone Sewanyana said this is a step in the right direction.

He however expressed skepticism over government’s willingness to comply and implement the recommendations.

The Constitutional Court in a majority ruling upheld the removal of the 75-age ceiling for president but quashed the extension of the term of the current Parliament.