Makerere University student leaders have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga over the military brutality on their fellow students.
The petition, which also questions how vice-chancellor, Barnabas Nawangwe is running the university, follows a meeting between student leaders and the University Management on Tuesday.
The meeting’s main objectives were to demand that the university administration change’s the 15 per cent increment policy and also know why the military was allowed to invade the students’ hostels on Thursday night last week.
According to the petition, the students are also demanding the reinstatement of suspended students including Siperia Mollie, who is still bedridden.
Students have since last week protested against a 15 per cent tuition increment, demanding that it is scrapped on grounds that it is unfair to privately sponsored students.
Lectures have been disrupted as police fired teargas to disperse the protestors. However, students have vowed to continue with the strike until Parliament the management works their matters.
Management has still refused to adhere to the students’ cry.
The strike has also sucked in journalists, with three of them – Lawrence Kitata of Bukedde newspaper, Chris Ssemakula of BBS television and another believed to be a BBC correspondent – arrested by police and these include.
Meanwhile, Police and the Minister of Education claimed that the protest is being sponsored by elements of the Opposition.
“Already we have managed to get one of the Mobile Money points in Wandegeya where they draw money for their protests and we are investigating, with a view of unearthing the source of the funding,” said Fred Enanga while addressing journalists at Central Police Station (CPS) on Monday.
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