Police on Thursday fought running battles with Kyambogo University
students following the impeachment of the students Guild President Jonathan
Tundulu by the Guild Representative Council –GRC.
The GRC on Wednesday moved a vote of no confidence in Tundulu citing lack of
leadership skills and disrespectful character.
88 Guild Representative Councilors (GRC) participated in the tensed session
that was supervised by Mildred Tibananuka, the Kyambogo University Dean of
An overwhelming majority of 74 guild leaders voted in favour of
the impeachment, 10 abstained from the process while four voted our against.
Angry students accused the university management of conniving with external
forces to remove their leader.
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John Victor Walaka, a former Kyambogo guild presidential candidate under UYD
(Uganda Young Democrats) alleges that the GRCs and the guild ministers were
bribed by university management to kick out the guild president because he is
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Tundulu who was hiding in one of the students’ hostels outside Kyambogo
University told URN that he was ambushed with an impeachment in the GRC house.
He says, however, majority of the leaders who participated in the process have
been forced out of the university by students, who say they were not consulted
before the move.
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Prior to his impeachment, Tundulu had on September 27 sacked his entire cabinet
after their alleged failure to give accountability to respective ministries.
Tundulu says that his cabinet of 15 ministers had deliberately refused to write
accountability reports of their respective ministries which comprised the
demands of the students’ community.
Professor Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya when contacted dismissed the students’
complaints as mere allegations citing they were getting petty.
“We shall comment on that tomorrow in a press conference but the
students should stop spreading falsehoods. I am not involved in any student
issues,” Professor Katunguka said when contacted on phone.