Rights defenders condemn police raid on CSO offices

By Benjamin Jumbe

Human rights defenders and activists have condemned the police raid of some city civil society organizations.

Police yesterday surrounded the headquarters of Action Aid Uganda, in Kansanga and Great Lakes Initiative for Strategic Studies where they conducted a cordon and search operation.

Speaking to Kfm the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative Dr Livingstone Ssewanyana describes this as a move aimed at intimidating them not to continue opposing the lifting of the age limit for running for president.

He however says they will not back down, describing those supporting the move as enemies of this country.

Today the Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi is expected to table a motion seeking leave of parliament to introduce a private members’ bill calling for amendment of article 102 (b) of the constitution.