Col. Ibrahim Abiriga

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) court Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabeda has today forwarded the criminal summons that were served against Arua Municipality legislator Colonel (rtd) Ibrahim Abiriga to October 25.

This was after Col. Abiriga’s  lawyer Usaama Sebuufu told court that his client was unable to turn up for the hearing because he was served with the summons late.

On September 27 Abiriga was summoned by the KCCA court to answer to ‘public nuisance’ charges after admitting to easing himself on the ministry of finance fence on September 25.

Col. Abiriga came into the spotlight for wearing yellow attire while pushing for the removal of presidential age limit that is capped at 75 years.

Yellow is the colour of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party that is chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, and to which Col. Abiriga subscribes to.

Col. Abiriga, alongside State Minister for Investment Evelyn Anite and Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi are the principal protagonists for expunging Article 102 (b) of the Constitution, a development that could pave the way for Mr. Museveni to contest for presidency in 2021 while aged 77, two years above the current constitutional cap.