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Youths arrested for celebrating Museveni's 80th birthday

17 September 2014, 17:20 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - A group of unidentified youth on Wednesday beat the police officers deployed at Uganda's Constitutional square and held a mock birthday party for President Yoweri Museveni.

This comes a few days after Museveni held his 70th birthday party at his country home in Rwakitura, about 350 kms West of Uganda's capital Kampala, which was attended by his close relatives including children, grand children and in-laws.

The party was held on September 14th. During his speech at the party, Museveni conceded that he was not sure of the exact date he was born but according to his mother's stories, it was around that date.

Five youths donned in ruling party's yellow T-shirts with Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's photo carried a cake at city square behind the Kampala city council authority toilet with placards written: “Museveni is 80 years now, not 70 as he claims”.

''We have come here to hold the 80th birthday for our President Museveni,'' said one of the youths as they called on by passers to stop and witness the occasion.

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However, their stay at the mock birthday party for President Museveni was short-lived because just as they finished cutting the cake with the group of on-lookers swelling up, police swung into action and attempted to arrest them.

Four of them fled and one later identified by police as Sadam Ismail was arrested.

The Kampala central police station commander, Henry Kintu said, ''We arrested them because they had not obtained permission to hold the function. Anyway, those youth are not permitted to hold birthday parties for the President.''

That is not the first time for youths to cause commotion in the city. In the last few days, groups of youths have been playing hide and seek with police in the city as they attempted to register unemployed youths.

Kampala resident commissioner, Aisha Kabanda told the press in Kampala that government would press serious charges against those who have been arrested for registering unemployed youths and demonstrating against rampart unemployment.

Kabanda said, ''The government has got information that the youth are used by self-seeking politicians to move their agenda geared at overthrowing the government.''

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