Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has blamed members of Parliament for inciting violence and defended police for deploying in the precincts of Parliament. The development follows concerns from MPs on the heavy Military police and regular police presence around parliament and the city center.
The deployment comes amidst heightened tensions on the proposed scrapping of article 102(B) from the constitution, which restricts the presidential age limit to between 35 and 75 years of age.
The heavy deployment has drawn condemnation of legislators. However, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has defended the deployment, saying security can't sit back and watch yet some MPs have declared violence.
He says police is doing its job, which shouldn't worry the legislators as long as they maintain order. Parliament may debate motions on the proposed scrapping of the presidential age limit on Thursday once the two speakers agree on the matter.
On Tuesday, Oulanyah told the plenary that he had received a motion in relation to the age limit and another notice of motion and expects to discuss the matter with the speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday morning on how to proceed before the motions are presented to parliament.