Police have summoned the editors to Red Pepper and Monitor publications over age limit stories.
On Tuesday, The Daily monitor published a story titled; “Age Limit budget of the legal and parliamentary committee shows that members will spend 700m in 10 days.”
Red Pepper published on Wednesday 11th October 2017 published an article titled: “MP Magezi bags sh600m for age limit removal.”
‘‘You are therefore in pursuance of the provisions of section 27A of the Police Act (As Amended) required to report before the undersigned at CID Headquarters Kibuli on 16th October, 2017 at 1000hrs in that regard,” the summons dated October 10th 2017, from the Director Criminal Investigations two the two Dailies reads in part.
Surprisingly, the summons for Red Pepper are dated 10th October 2017, yet Red Pepper published the story on 11th October 2017.
Speaking at parliament on Friday, where NRM held a caucus meeting on age limit behind closed doors, party chief whip, Ruth Nankabirwa revealed that media reports alleging NRM MPs had been induced with cash to support the age limit removal, have infuriated president Museveni.
“The president is annoyed with the media because of reporting wrongly about money they have no proof of. No one has been given money as yet. In fact, NRM is too broke to afford to pay us facilitation you are talking about,” she said.
She added: My advice to NRM MPs still stands; Consultations are not about rallies and gathering people. It is about engaging their electorates to make them understand the good will of age limit removal. We don’t hope to talk about money. There is no money.