Following their suspension, the aspirants decided to engage Nawangwe to lift the suspension and allow them to participate in the guild polls in vain. The students had initially thought of securing a court injunction to lift their suspension but they were advised to negotiate with the vice-chancellor.
In his June 27th suspension letter, Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe accuses the students of engaging in acts of demonstration when they organized a NUP Makerere Chapter General Assembly on July 24th at which, the respective aspiring candidates were expected to address fellow students.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson identifies the deceased as 27-year-old James Eyangu, the former president of Makerere College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated on Wednesday in Biomedical Laboratory Technology.
According to health experts, at least five percent of the persons that have moderate to severe forms of the disease end up in need of a ventilator because they cannot breathe since their lungs are immersed in the fluid.
“To all members of the fourth estate, this is not just an individual. It is about the dreams we share, the aspirations we have and the responsibilities we have before the citizens of Uganda to serve them in a free, protected and safe environment. Let no journalist cover a police related activity,” Kazibwe asks journalists.
There has been unrest at Kyambogo University for the past two days leading to running battles between Police, Local Defense Unit (LDU) and students pushing for the reinstatement of their guild president, Jonathan Tundulu. It all started the Guild Representative Council (GRC) impeached Tundulu citing lack of leadership skills and disrespectful character.
Iteu, who is a Senior Registrar in the ICT unit of the Academic Registrar at Makerere University was declared winner with 182 votes against Dr Euzobia Baine Mugisha’s 82. This is out of the overall 267 ballots cast.
The university also faults Dr Kamunyu for using abusive language, insults and verbal exchanges allegedly aimed at intimidating the University officials who were in charge of preparations for the inaugural Council meeting scheduled for December 20, 2018. The act contradicts provisions of the Makerere University Human Resource Manual.