Each student was expected to line up in queue with his plate to get food. One of the students told URN on condition of anonymity that the Outgoing Guild Sports Minister, Jeremiah Ogwok jumped the line to the service Centre without a plate and demanded for food.
heavy deployment of anti-riot police at Kabale School of Comprehensive Nursing
in Kabale district following a strike by students over food and sectarian
utterances. Trouble started in the school main hall on Tuesday night during the
handover ceremony of the outgoing students’ guild leadership to the new leadership.
All was well
until the time for serving food reached. Each student was expected to line up
in the queue with his plate to get food. One of the students told URN on condition
of anonymity that the Outgoing Guild Sports Minister, Jeremiah Ogwok jumped the
line to the service Centre
without a plate and demanded for food.
This didn’t go
down well with the Outgoing Nutrition Minister, Lipson Kamwesiga who rose up in
protest accusing his colleague of jumping the queue yet he is a
(Mukooko-animal) from Northern Uganda. He ordered the service providers to deny
Ogwok food until all guild leaders from western Uganda are served. He was reported supported by Deus Turihohabwe,
one of the students who were serving food.
Ogwok prompting him to grab Turihohabwe leading to a fight. Other students from
western Uganda joined the fight in defence of Turihohabwe and Kamwesiga while
those for the northern joint in favour of Ogwok. During the fight, Ogwok was cut
with a knife on the hand. It took the intervention of Anti-riot police, which
used live bullets and teargas to break up the fight.
ethnic tension continued until Wednesday morning forcing the Kigezi Region Police
Field Force Unit (FFU) Commander to order an assembly around midday to calm
down the situation. As police gathered students to address them, the school
principal, Josephine Kigozi Nandilo closed the main gate and ordered our
reporter out of the institution.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson told URN that they had taken Ogwok,
Kamwesiga and Turihohabwe to Kabale Central Police Station to record statements.
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Maate condemns fights based on sectarian utterances yet, saying all students
are Ugandans at a government institution purposely to attain knowledge. He says
the ring leaders of the chaos will be handled accordingly.