Unknown people have Wednesday dropped a pig painted yellow at Parliament before speeding off on a boda boda motorcycle.
Security operatives bundled up the pig at the National Theatre entrance and took it off the premises.
The “yellow pigs” protests started in 2014 championed by the “Jobless Brotherhood” who were protesting against rumpant unemployment in the country.
The act intensified during the 2016 elections as the same group protested against the alleged corruption by the MPs of the ruling National Residence Movement (NRM) whose greed they compared to that of pigs.
Today’s action is allegedly a move by the same protestors backing MP Francis Zaake and denouncing the disciplinary action that could see him impeached.
The move follows an incident on Tuesday where a policeman beat up a Vision Group Journalist Lawrence Kitatta.
The yet-to-be identified officer who was manning security at the home of Deputy Speaker Anita Among, in Nakasero, Kampala, Tuesday beat up Kitatta, a journalist with Bukedde, as he covered a demonstration.
According to the available video, the officer kicked Kitatta in the genitals before shoving him into the road where he narrowly missed being crushed by the tyres of a speeding car.
The demonstration was part of the ongoing fracas between the deputy Speaker and Mityana Muncipality MP Zaake who allegedly insulted her on social media.
VIDEO: A security officer attached to Presidential Protection Guard, who was manning security at the home of @AnitahAmong, in Nakasero, yesterday beat up Lawrence Kitatta, a journalist with Vision Group, as he covered a demonstration. #MonitorUpdates
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Parliament’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline has commenced hearings into Zaake’s alleged unbecoming conduct, with Chairperson, Hon Abdu Katuntu promising fairness.
Zaake, a Parliament Commissioner, is set to appear before the committee following comments attributed to a Twitter channel allegedly belonging to him, which posted content disparaging Deputy Speaker, Anita Among.