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.
He was speaking to URN on the decision by the Directorate of Public Prosecution-DPP to drop charges against five former suspects of the 2010 Kampala Twin Bombings. They are Dr. Ismael Kalule, the former Imam of Ntinda Mosque, Abubakar Batemyeto, Awadhi Omar Awadhi, Yahaya Mbuthia Suleiman and Muhammad Hamid Suleiman.
Ben Tukei, a programme officer with Action Aid local rights cluster in Katakwi district, says the theft of public funds has continued, adding that 7 cases of embezzlement have been reported to police in Teso region.
The protesters converged at the office of Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana by 2; 00 pm ahead of the planned march to Makindye military barracks. But two pickup trucks filled with anti-riot police personnel parked at the entrance not allowing anyone to move out.