While graduands from the College of Health Sciences, School of Law, and the College of Natural Sciences were celebrating their victory on Monday, representatives of over 40 affected students met at University Hall awaiting to hear from their college Principal on the matter.
Besigye declined to disembark from the police van prompting the officers to drag him out. "Am not leaving," Dr. Besigye could be heard telling a police officer identified as Albert Muhumuza who was pushing him from the van.
Brig David Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd Division Deputy commander, calls upon the elders and peace-loving people of Karamoja to stand up and fight against gun violence in the region. He said the presence of guns in Karamoja has slowed down development in the region.
Elizabeth Nanfuka, the Commissioner for Social Rehabilitation and Reintegration in Uganda Prison Services, says that there are currently 56 social workers in prisons serving 68,261 inmates in different prisons countrywide.
Edward Kabuye, the Principal Administrator of Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that the strike has greatly affected their operations and the efficiency with which they respond to patients. He has appealed to the government to engage and reach a compromise with the striking health workers such that they can return to their duty stations and save the situation.
Joseph Lokiru, a resident of Napumpum told URN that the deceased was drinking together with his friends on Sunday when he was shot dead. "No one could tell the side where the bullet came from. We only saw the chairman crying for help and people scattering for their dear lives," he said.