The deceased identified as Matovu Ali a first year in first semester who has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Education was gunned down this morning at around 7:00am at the University premises next to the faculty of education and humanities offices. Ahmed Kiwanuka, the guild president Metropolitan International University, says that Matovu met his death around 7:00am at the University premises next to the faculty of education and humanities.
A Local Defense Unit –LDU personnel has gunned down a student of Metropolitan
International University in Namungoona, a Kampala city suburb on suspicion of
stealing a computer.
The deceased student has been identified as Ali Matovu, a first
year students a bachelor’s degree in Education. Ahmed Kiwanuka, the guild
president Metropolitan International University,
says that Matovu met his death around 7:00 am at the University premises
next to the faculty of education and humanities.
According to Kiwanuka, the student who rents a few meters from the
University in Namungoona A-zone Lubaga Division had just arrived at the
university to prepare for tests when the LDU gunned him down. He explains that
the deceased entered the university laboratory briefly and moved out of the
He, however, says that minutes later they heard gunshots all over the
campus. Kiwanuka claims that the LDU and military officers deployed in the
university ordered Matovu who was carrying a bag on his back to stop at a
security checkpoint but he tried to run away prompting them to arrest him.
and other students say that Matovu tried to run away for the second prompting
one of the LDUs to shoot four bullets, two of which caught him in the chest and
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Muhammad Ssemakula, a third-year student of Education told URN that they were still shocked by the incident. “We’re still in a shock how our fellow student was
killed in cold blood, they claimed he was running, but he was shot in close
distance, we only heard the soldiers telling us to remain in classrooms that
they were more robbers. But no one else they arrested on shot on,” he said.
He said that they doubt whether their colleague had even stolen the computer
because they chased away from the scene before they checked the
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Swaib Tashaba, another student condemned the brutal action by the LDUs guarding
the school to the extent of killing a student whom they even arrested.
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Both Police and the army haven’t released a statement regarding the
incident. “I have no information regarding that shooting. Contact the military,”
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson
Colonel Deo Akiiki, the Deputy UPDF spokesperson, said that the
matter is being handled by police, not the military. "I have no information
on that matter so far but Police takes charge of any civil issue,” said Akiiki.
The University Academic Registrar declined to comment on the incident.