Kabula Member of Parliament and former state minister for Health, James Kakooza has petitioned Constitutional Court Challenging Constitutionality of Article 102 (b)
Article 102 of the constitution caps the presidential age limit at 75. Specifically, Article states that a person is not qualified for election as president of Uganda if he or she is “less than thirty-five years and or more than seventy-five years of age.”
Museveni, who turns 73 later this year, will be 76 by 2021 and thus ineligible to stand for president under the constitution as it is today
MP James Kakooza with a youth Daniel Abala today announced plans petition Constitutional Court challenging Constitutionality of Article 102 (b) .
Hon. Kakooza says if the law Ugandans aged 75 years and above to vote, why then, not allow the very person to stand for presidency? He wondered.
Kakooza who says that now is the right time to amend the Constitution, claims foreign donors are bankrolling youths to fight Age Limit Amendment Bill. Says Article 102 (b) must be amended
Who is James Kakoza
James Kakooza is a Ugandan accountant and politician. He is also the Member of Parliament representing Kabula County, Lyantonde District. And served as State Minister for Health-Primary Care in Uganda since 2009.
In 2009, Kakoza’s wife Enid Tuhirirwe sued Mr Kakooza, seeking divorce on grounds that he had committed incest and cruelty. Ms Tuhirirwe claimed Kakooza used to sneak into the bedroom of his biological daughter under cover of darkness and have sex with her.
She said Kakooza’s behaviour forced her to run away from their home in Makindye, Kampala.
In her November 28, 2013 judgment, Makindye Chief Magistrate Esther Nambayo ruled that prosecution had failed to prove that Mr Kakooza had sexual intercourse with his biological daughter, which encounter was alleged to have resulted into a child.
In the ruling, the magistrate agreed with Kakooza’s defence submissions that he went to his daughter’s bedroom only to check on his grand child who occasionally cried at night.