arrested Dr. Stella Nyanzi and two Makerere University students for
staging a protest near the gate of parliament demanding answers for the death of
The former second year veterinary
student at Makerere University breathed his last at Mulago National Referral Hospital on June 27th,
2020 due to multiple organ failure resulting from internal bleeding.
believed to have been assaulted by a mob. Police picked up more than 13
suspects including 10 youths and three security guards in connection to the mob
Four of the suspects
including Charles Oigu, a local councilor, Balam Nyeko, a security guard,
Johnson Kakuru and Moses Sekitoleko, both residents of Makerere University
appeared before the Law Development Center’s magistrate court and were remanded
to Sentama prison in Wakiso district last week.
This morning, Dr.
Stella Nyanzi staged opposite the Gate of parliament together with Obed Kwoboth
chanting “We want Justice for Tegu”.
This prompted police to swing into action
to confiscate Placards from the protesters and ask them to leave as they
continued calling for justice for Tegu.
As a result, police arrested the
protesters and bundled them on a waiting patrol truck.
//Cue: “scuffle …”
Cue: “… we want justice for Tegu. //
Police was yet to comment on the duo’s arrest by the time of publishing this
This is the second
time Dr. Stella Nyanzi is being arrested within a space one week.
Last week, Dr. Nyanzi was
arrested while addressing a joint press conference with arcade owners under
their umbrella body, Kampala Arcade and Traders' Association (KATA) protesting the
closure of their arcades