Gunfire rocked the Uganda Christian University Mbale Campus on Friday night when police opened fire to disperse students protesting Guild Poll results.
The students rampaged at around 8:5pm shortly after the Returning Officer; Peter Ronnie Kidudu announced the poll results showing that Yonasani Bululu has beaten his closest rival, Jacqueline Ajego with six votes.
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Ajego, who was at the campus during the announcement of the poll results, stormed the tally center with her supporters demanding a vote recount arguing that some votes had remained in the ballot boxes.
Three of her supporters fainted shortly after the declaration of the poll results and were rushed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. The students became unruly prompting police to order them to vacate the university premises in vain.
The officers fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the students.
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Ajego declined to comment on the poll results and chaos, saying she will announce her decision after meeting her voters. Bululu later went out with his supporters to celebrate his victory.
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A student who only identified himself a Peter blamed the chaos on tribalism, which played out during the election of the guild leadership. He has appealed to the Administration to fight tribalism that he said has cropped up in a Christian University headed by men of God.