A security guard at a Centenary Bank Automated Teller Machine –ATM located at the same fuel station was found unconscious. The trio identified as Francis Okello, Richard Akuo and Richard Okware, was rushed to Naguru Hospital, Nakawa Division, in Kampala where they are currently undergoing treatment.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson revealed the quartet will face charges of holding unlawful assembly and incitement of violence contrary to Public Order Management Act, 2013.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
AMONG those attacked or injured as security agencies responded to the protests at Makerere University on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 were journalists from NBS Television, the Nation Media Group – Uganda, the Uganda Radio Network, whereas security agencies had earlier been reported to have restricted access and intimidated journalists from BBC, Bukedde TV and BBS.