PHOTO: Bishop Niringiye Arrested In “Black Monday” Protest
4:30pm: All the activists that have been detained at Wandegeya Police Station including Bishop Dr Zac Niringiye are released on Police bond.
Other activists were identified as Asan Kyegula, Vincent Nuwagaba, Kamanyonyiisa, John Andyagasha, Brian Tukahairwa, Ismail Sebaiyiga, Emmanuel Kitamirike and Allan Kitosi.
Deputy Police Spokesman Vincent Ssekate says the activists were inciting violence. He adds they tried to resist arrest and provoked police into taking them into custody.
They are supposed to report to Police next week.
8:00am: Two top activists, including former Assistant Bishop of Kampala Diocese Zac Niringiye, have been arrested while leading Makerere University students in a demonstration.
Niringiye was on Monday arrested in company of Uganda Youth Network boss, Emmanuel Kitamirike.
Chimp Corps say Niringiye has been rushed to Wandegeya Police Station while Kitamirike is behind bars at Makerere Police Station.
The activists were also found distributing leaflets at the campus main gate, calling for an iron hand from government when dealing with corruption.
Anti-corruption campaigners have been holding “Black Monday” demonstrations to vent out their anger at the deeply entrenched corruption in the country.
Police always block such assemblies, saying they disrupt business and traffic flow in the city.
In a newsletter issued today, “Black Monday” activists say Uganda’s largely youthful and child population will stir the country to the future, be it one of gloom or bloom is a closed debate.
“It is only when we interrogate the ability of our youngsters to take the Nation into a future filled with more promise for all Ugandans that we shudder,” the newsletter read in part.
“In 2009, the African Development indicators report released by the World Bank showed that youth comprise 83 per cent of the unemployed in Uganda. Uganda is one of the world’s highest consumers of alcohol, the gambling or sports betting industry is one of the fastest growing industry today, the HIV infection rate is now 400 new infections a day and the rate of drug abuse in the country has also shot up,” it added.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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