Makerere Guild Speaker Detained for Calling Students’ Assembly

Makerere Guild Speaker Detained for Calling Students’ Assembly
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Police arrest one of the student suspected of participating in the strike: PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

The Makerere University Guild speaker,
Isaac Kwagala has not participate in today’s students’ strike as he was, on Tuesday, arrested and detained by Military Police for calling a student’s emergency student’s General Assembly.

has not participate in today’s students’ strike as he was, on Tuesday, arrested and detained by Military Police for calling a student’s emergency student’s General Assembly.

After a small detention at Wandegeya Police Station, Kwagala was taken to the Central Police Station in Kampala.

“Following the failure of the University management and the three staff associations to reach an agreement on how to resolve the current impasse, which has constrained all academic activities in the University, I hereby invite you for a General Students Body consultative meeting tomorrow the 6th of February at the Freedom Square starting at 10:00am,” Kwagala’s invitation letter read.

The subdued student pleads with
Police arrest one of the student suspected of participating in the strike: PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

“The student Guild will, for as long as all students are not studying or being instructed by lecturers in all academic activities that they normally have to be instructed in, we will not deal with management in any matter, including not participating and organizing the forthcoming guild government elections,” Kwagala added.

eThe emergency assembly was aimed at discussing the way forward on the ongoing staff strike which has been happening for the last two weeks following the suspension of their leaders.

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