James Kakooza, the Kabula County Member of Parliament in Lyantonde district has survived lynching for supporting the scrapping of the presidential age limit. Kakooza is one of the mourners who turned up at Nakawanga village in Kisekka Sub County in Lwengo district for the burial of 76-year- old Vincent Nsamba, the father of Masaka Municipality MP, Mathias Mpuuga.
No sooner had Kakooza arrived than the mourners jeered at him and asked him to leave immediately. The angry mourners told Kakooza he wasn’t welcome to the funeral, since he is one of the enemies of Uganda for supporting the proposed amendment of 102 (b) of the constitution, which caps the president’s age to 75 years.
Some of the mourners started charging at the MP and threatened to lynch him unless he leaves the funeral. The Masaka Municipality MP, Mathias Mpuuga moved Kakooza closer to his seat and assured him of his safety as mourners continued pointing at him fingers.
This prompted the Katikiro, Charles Peter Mayiga who was the chief mourner to intervene. He asked the mourners to exercise restraint and pardon Kakooza, saying he would speak to him. However, the mourners continued threatening Kakooza forcing the funeral organisers to keep him inside the house. He was helped to leave the funeral by the Katikiro’s guards.