Buganda Road Magistrates Court has ordered for the unconditional
release of 46 Makerere University students who were arrested for protesting
against 15 percent tuition increment.
Court presided over by the Acting Chief Magistrate Robert Mukanza issued the
order on Friday following an exparte application filed by Human rights lawyer
“It is hereby ordered that the applicants, students of Makerere
University be unconditionally released and every police officer is directed to
comply with this order”, reads the Magistrates order in part.
Kiiza contends that the students have been in police custody since October,
23rd without being presented in any courts of law.
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On Wednesday, more than 100 students of Makerere University were
arrested during protests against the 2018 University Council's decision to
increase tuition by 15 percent on all undergraduate programs every academic
The Policy to increase tuition came into effect following a recommendation by
the 2017/2018 Guild leadership which voted in favour.