Makerere students accuse police of throwing “bombs” at students during today's strike


Makerere University students have accused police of allegedly throwing bombs at students during today’s strike.

The students were striking due to what they termed as “draconian” policies like increased undergraduate tuition fees, meals and discontinuation of evening lectures.

“Two bombs were thrown at Lumumba hall not teargas please this is so unfortunate, we are taking the police to court we have our own rights.” Simon Wanyera, the self proclaimed revolutionary son of Lumumba Hall said.

No student was reported injured during the strike by many suffered breathing complications due to the teargas.

The strike

Having been disturbed by early morning showers, the students took to the streets immediately the rain calmed down singing solidarity songs for the rest of the community to join in. The Police has in turn beefed up security at the institution of higher learning with several ‘mambas’ and teargas vans stationed at several halls of residence.

Over fifteen students, including the Guild President, Papa Were Salim were arrested by police for leading the strike.

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