Kampala Woman MP aspirant Dr. Stella Nyanzi and two Makerere University students have been arrested for staging a protest near the parliament gate demanding answers over the death of Emmanuel Tegu.
Tegu, a second year veterinary student at Makerere University died at Mulago National Referral Hospital on July 3rd 2020 due to multiple organ failure resulting from internal bleeding.
According to police, Tegu was assaulted by a mob. Police picked up more than 13 suspects including 10 youths and three security guards in connection to the mob action.
Four of the suspects were charged before the Law Development Center’s magistrate court and were remanded to Sentama prison in Wakiso district last week. They include; Charles Oigu, a local councilor, Balam Nyeko, a security guard, Johnson Kakuru and Moses Sekitoleko, both residents of Makerere University.
In a twist of events this morning, Dr. Stella Nyanzi staged opposite the Gate of parliament together with Obed Kwoboth chanting “We want Justice for Tegu”.
Police swung into action and confiscated Placards from the protesters and asked them to leave as they continued calling for justice for Tegu.
Officers later arrested the protesters and bundled them on a waiting patrol truck.
Dr. Stella Nyanzi who is now campaigning for the Kampala Woman MP seat on the FDC ticket was also arrested last week while addressing a joint press conference with arcade owners under their umbrella body, Kampala Arcade and Traders' Association (KATA) protesting the continued closure of their arcades.