Other MPs led by the Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake also informed the House that Makerere University Guild President, Julius Kateregga had been abducted by unknown security personnel on Wednesday afternoon.
has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers
against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative
This followed a motion
tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He
urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts of torture and brutality
against students within university premises and those who tried to access the
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came after the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga announced that the house
will dedicate the first two hours of plenary on Thursday to discuss the unrest
at Makerere University.
Other MPs led by the Mityana Municipality
MP, Francis Zaake also informed the House that Makerere University Guild
President, Julius Kateregga had been abducted by unknown security
personnel on Wednesday afternoon.
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was last seen when he appeared for a morning talk show on NBS
television. He among other things said that President Yoweri Museveni and Education
Minister, Janet Museveni had been misinformed about the unrest at the
The Butambula County MP, Muwanga Kivumbi also
claimed that female students have were attacked in private hostels in Kikoni
and Nakulabye among other areas with claims of sexual harassment and destruction
of halls of residence.
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Kadaga asked the Minister of State for
Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo to respond to the reports of
harassment and Kateregga's disappearance.
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Muyingo said that he learnt of Kateregga's
disappearance from the floor of the House.
He promised to do whatever is possible to ensure
students, both on Campus and elsewhere are safe.
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Oyam Woman MP, Santa Alum said that
she was surprised that Muyingo had feigned ignorance and
yet the security personnel have continued to torture citizens, in breach
of the Anti-Torture Act.
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MPs also asked the Ministries of Education,
Internal Affairs and Defense to assure Makerere University students that the
government will ensure that the brutality by security personnel stops with
Kadaga has directed the Education, Internal Affairs
and Defense Ministries to ensure that even the students who have attended the
proceedings of Parliament and others at the university are protected.
She asked Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and
Antiquities, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu to ensure that his colleagues attend plenary
on Thursday to respond to issues relating to the unrest at Makerere
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Earlier, the house received a statement from
Muyingo regarding the unrest at Makerere University while Jinja East MP, Paul
Mwiru and Manjiya County MP, John Baptist Nambeshe presented a joint petition
from 813 students from the university and the Guild President’s
The students among others want Parliament to
intervene in the matter, ensure management re-instates Mollie Siperia, the
female student who was suspended for leading the demonstration on Tuesday last
They also demand the resignation of Prof.
Barnabas Nawangwe as the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University. MPs are
expected to comment on Muyingo's statement and the students' petition later