US CONDEMNS VIOLENCE AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN KAMPALA, MORE ARRESTS AND TEARGAS GOING ON, 6 TOP ADMINISTRATORS NAMED FOR TRAVEL SANCTIONS
The resilience of Makerere University Student against torture has attracted condemnation from religious leaders, Ugandans and the United States Embassy in Kampala.
In a statement issued this evening the United states is concerned with the continued violence that is entering the second week.
“The U.S. Mission in Uganda is increasingly concerned about the violence at Makerere University in response to ongoing protests against the proposed tuition increases. Footage of security services attacking unarmed students in their residence halls and attacks on journalists covering the protests are especially disturbing. This heavy-handed response by security services is uncalled for, and is a direct affront to the freedoms of assembly, speech and expression guaranteed by Uganda’s constitution. We urge the Government of Uganda to allow all Ugandans to exercise their basic rights peacefully and without fear”.
Students at Makerere University want USA and European Union to consider TRAVEL BANS Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, his personal assistant, Gordon Murangira whom students allege that he worked with military in attacking them and threatening to shoot them.
University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda, Prof Eria Hissali, College of Business and Management Sciences who was ordering switching off of street lights and security cameras in order for security to pounce on students.
Prof William Bazeeyo, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)
Prof Umar Kakumba Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic affairs of being accomplices in the torture of students.
The above names failed to intervene to stop molestation and suffering of students at the hands of errant security officers.