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IT’S CONSTITUTIONAL TO PROTEST, KYAGULANYI AGAIN RALLY UGANDANS TO TAKE TO STREETS

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The former National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has rallied Ugandans to protest peacefully, saying it is their constitutional right.

Kyagulanyi in a Facebook Live address viewed by at least 23,000 people yesterday evening said that although they had gone to the elections to change the leadership of the country, the process was marred with lawlessness, brutality and violence that have persisted.

He added that although Museveni insists that he won the elections, in Sudan, the former President Omar Al Bashir gave himself a winning percentage of over 90% in the elections but the same people who reportedly voted for him removed him through peaceful protests.

Kyagulanyi says that, articles 3 and 29 of the constitution gives Ugandans the right to protest peacefully and this is what Ugandans need to do.

He also says that peaceful demonstrations according to his research have been very successful in removing dictators compared to violent elections.

Kyagulanyi says that before he took up arms in 1980, Museveni himself wondered what else can one do when a Government has closed all ways of peaceful change, except resigning to slavery.

However, Kyagulanyi did not give a timeline and form of organization that the protests would take.

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