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Uganda court hears case against presidential age limit law

Monday April 9 2018

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. He has been in power for 32 years. PHOTO | FILE

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. He has been in power for 32 years. PHOTO | FILE 

By CHARLES M. MPAGI
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Uganda’s Constitutional Court is hearing a petition challenging the controversial law that removed presidential age limit last year.

Parliament voted to scrap the 75-year age cap that would have barred President Yoweri Museveni, 73, and in power for 32 years, from seeking re-election in 2021.

A five-judge bench is hearing the opposition petition at a court in Mbale, some 300km east of the capital Kampala.

Security has been beefed up at the court and some roads blocked to prevent unrest.