Pig Protest Youths Sent To Luzira

Two youths who beat security and sneaked two yellow-painted piglets into Parliament on Tuesday have been remand to Luzira Prisons after being arraigned before the courts of law charged on Friday.

The piglet "incursion" is seen as a serious security breach by Uganda's authorities
The piglet “incursion” is seen as a serious security breach by Uganda’s authorities

The duo, Robert Mayanja and Norman Tumuhimbise, who appeared before City Hall Court in Kampala, denied charges of interrupting Parliament activities, criminal trespass and conspiracy to sneak piglets into Parliament.

Presiding Grade One Magistrate, Erias Kakooza, accordingly sent them on remand at Luzira prison till July 4 when they will show up for bail application.

The duo who had painted the piglets in yellow and dropped them in parking area of Parliament, also wrote on the piglets slogans that insulted the institution of Parliament as being corrupt. One of the piglets had been painted with words, ‘yes, MP-igs, corruption constituency.’

The youths were donned in T-Shirts detailing a litany of their complaints. Some of the slogans on the T-shirts described the youth as members of the jobless brotherhood.

Upon their arrest, the parliamentary security then turned to look for answers on how the two youths beat their surveillance and entered with piglets without being detected.

As the search for answers continued, five police officers attached to the House have so far been arrested to assist in the investigations.

1 thought on “Pig Protest Youths Sent To Luzira

  1. Even the guards who were on duty should be sent to luzira too for negligence of work. This was not a peacefull demonstration it was to just seek attention and fame.

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