Kyambogo University Guild Council gives 24-hour ultimatum for release of arrested students
- May 3, 2023
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By Our Reporter
Kampala – On Tuesday, a number of Kyambogo University stduents were arrested, among which included; the Guild president Wafula Koholo, his Prime Minister together with other students.
According to a source within the university, the students have vowed not to leave any stone unturned before their colleagues are released but also the university’s decision on their earlier raised grievances.
According to a circular seen by Wallnetnews dated 2nd May, from the Office of Guild Representative Council (GRC), the students leadership body informed the entire academia and the public that the general assembly did not go on as they had planned due to police intervention and this disrupted the progress of the assembly.
The circular further says that it was unfortunate that some of their members including the Guild president and the Prime Minister were arrested. They however informed Wallnetnews that they have been in touch with the Guild Minister for Justice, and they have acknowledged that the minister has written a letter for their release.
Their preservation however is still on the with Guild Representative Council not to give up on engaging the concerned authorities until all members are released unconditionally before close of business on Wednesday 3rd May.
“We will continue to fight for our rights and the rights of our members, and we will not be deterred by any obstacles that may come our way,” the circular note reads in part.
Another well placed source, the student are now reorganizing with GRC and will have a meeting pertaining similar issues as per the current predicament in the university.
Among the concerns they are demanding the university authorities to address include; a surcharge payment as the main issue of concern, government student allowances, poor sanitation on campus, missing marks among other issues the student community is grappling with.
By the time of writing this story, the protests had entered its second day, with several students arrested for unlawful assembly by Uganda Police.