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MPs fault Speaker Kadaga over second suspension

MP Gerald Karuhanga is one of the suspended legislators. File photo.

Seven MPs have been suspended following a heated debate on the Age Limit Bill on Monday morning.

Among those suspended include Gerald Karuhanga, Ibrahim Nganda, Mubarak Munyagwa, Moses Kasibante and Allan Ssewanyana.

The legislators were suspended as Speaker Kadaga adjourned the House to 2pm.

Addressing media shortly after the suspension, Karuhanga said Kadaga had become more political than a Speaker.

“The Speaker first adjourned the House before she read the suspension. When you adjourn the House, members move out. So this suspension doesn’t count because the House had been adjourned,” Karuhanga noted.

Munyagwa said he was to talk to Kadaga to find out the reason for his suspension.

“Why did she suspend me? I am one of the most disciplined MPs in that House. I tried as much as I could to exercise restraint….. I just can’t understand why I was suspended.”

The Age Limit Bill had returned for a second reading. Despite protests from Opposition MPs, Kadaga allowed the second reading to go on, a move that attracted procedural protests throughout the presentation.

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