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.
“By copy, hereof, the Executive Director Kampala City Council Authority is also asked to comply with the directive of H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda,” Ochola directs. ‘Idle and disorderly’ laws form part of what are usually referred to as ‘vagrancy laws.’
Kalema had been accused of committing acts that were prejudicial to the proper performance of the duties of the university and hurting the university image. Together with Bennet Magara, he was suspended by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on December 21, 2018, who accused them of promoting hooliganism.
Eng. Frank Kitumba was evicted by a team from the University Estates, Works Directorate, security guards and police officers in what his lawyers described the eviction as unfortunate and contempt of the law.
According to a letter signed by John Nuwagira, the commissioner of police in- charge of operations, the reunion meeting has been approved, however, participants were barred from processions and uttering out political sentiments.
Bruno Muwuluzi, a student from Uplands High School, said that some of their colleagues on streets come from poverty stricken families and distant areas where they are offered to buyers by their parents under the pretext of finding jobs for them.
Sakwa has admitted recording a statement at Kumi Police station, but denies involvement in any robbery case. He told URN on phone on this morning that he took his military boots for polishing to a Shoe shiner on Saturday and traveled to Mbale for burial hoping to pick them the next day.
At least 33.9 percent of the children in Eastern Uganda face sexual forms of violence followed by 30.4 percent in Central and 21.8 percent in Northern Uganda. Sexual violence in the Western region stands at 20.2 percent on average.
Muyanja argued that the witness was supposed to defend his testimony given that he is the one testifying against the accused persons. The lawyer had asked Kasaija to explain the events that unfolded when he arrested the accused persons on January 19th, 20th and 21st 2018.