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Gen Kayihura Faces Makerere Students’ Protest

remedy geneva;”>Led by FDC activist student Ibrah Bagaya, more about http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/date.php students accuse Kayihura of neglecting Nevis Namazzi, viagra http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_addgallery_page/module.nextgen_addgallery_page.php a first year Computer Science student whose knee was fractured by cops who reportedly raided her room, D 18, at Douglas Villa Hostel in Kikoni, during a strike.

According to Bagaya, students were protesting Makerere’s delay to deposit internship allowances on their bank accounts when Namazzi was assaulted and her laptop, I Phone and other property severely damaged by the police officers who had broken into her room.

Bagaya told Chimpreports news desk on Wednesday that Kayihura should expect a hunger strike at the police headquarters on Friday if Namazzi is “not sorted out.”

“We gave our ultimatum and won’t relent unless she is compensated and an apology written within the remaining time (Wednesday to Thursday),” said Bagaya.

“Namazzi has been moving on clutches for some time now. She met Kayihura twice who pledged to pay for her property and medical bills but up to now, he is still tossing her around with empty promises,” said Bagaya.

He further noted that during the “internship strike,” Police was heavily deployed under the command of then ASP Omara who was later promoted to SSP.

“Students through their activism platform; Students Advocacy Forum (SAFO) are determined to help her get justice. We hereby call upon all students, activists and human rights agencies to join us as we go with her in solidarity for a sit down hunger strike at the police Head Quarters this Friday 28th September 2012 as this poor girl demands for justice and an end to police brutality,” said Bagaya.

Asked whether the group had informed Police about the planned activity as required, Bagaya said “even Kayihura is aware.”

Police publicist Judith Nabakooba on Tuesday issued a press statement, saying the law enforcement body had banned all civil activities given “this busy schedule of the Golden Jubilee celebration functions and the terrorism security threats.”

“Police informs organizers of any rallies in any part of the country to postpone until the end of the Golden jubilee celebrations. We are involved in policing a number of already scheduled activities to mark independence celebration,” said Nabakooba.

Nevertheless, Bagaya says police must apologise for its brutality.

“We want Moses Byaruhanga, the police surgeon, to be investigated for harassing Namazzi since it was him that Kayihura had told to handle her case.”

This website has been reliably informed that Namazzi met Kayihura today, who directed her to liaise with his secretary for “facilitation” before Saturday.

Bagaya recently held a hunger strike at Crane Bank after accusing the institution of what he termed as “illegal and unceremonious” closure of his savings account.

He is also the co-author of a book “Is It The Fundamental Change,” which is critical of President Yoweri Museveni’s government.


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