The political situation at Makerere University is becoming fragile as the election date for a new Guild President closes in.
A total of 7 students were arrested yesterday for gathering with media personnel at Emerald Hotel in Wandegeya, following heavy deployment at the initially planned venue – the Guild Canteen.
National Unity Platform (NUP) leaning Margaret Nattabi and Sulaiman Namwoza who were disqualified from the Guild race last week, along with several other students were whisked away by police officers as they tried to air out the grievances associated with the electoral process.
The pair rebuked the unjustified disqualification from the 89th guild race at Makerere University as well as demanded revocation of suspension letters that were issued to two students accused of unlawful gathering.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the arrested students are currently being held at Wandegeya Police Station on charges of organizing an unauthorized gathering.
The arrests have birthed backlash across media platforms as many netizens called out Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe for the way he runs the institution.
By publication time, the university had not commented on the issue nor released a statement regarding the arrests.
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