Police arrest a Makerere university student

Uganda police has failed unconditionally to release detained Makerere University students despite court ordering police to release 46 out of the 67 arrested students.

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has revealed on his official twitter handle that police is waiting for orders from above on whether to comply with a court order.

According to the legislator, most of the students have been in detention now close to 4 days in very dirty cells.

“Police waiting for orders from above on whether to comply with a court order! For most, it’s been 4 days already in very dirty cells”.

Yesterday Friday 25th court ordered police to unconditionally release 46 Makerere university students.

The court order follows an application by students’ lawyer Eron Kiiza before Buganda Road court to force police unconditionally releases them from its custody at Wandegeya police station.

The detained 46 students were reportedly arrested on Wednesday this week during a strike in which they are opposed to a 15% tuition increment by the Makerere University administration.

On Wednesday, Makerere University students took to the streets protesting a 15% tuition increment which they claim it’s unfair to their parents and colleagues who pay their own fees. The demonstrations ate still on-going.

Despite court ordering police to release 46 (of the 67) detained Makerere students, they’re still under illegal detention. Police waiting for orders from above on whether to comply with a court order! For most, it’s been 4 days already in very dirty cells. We struggle to end this pic.twitter.com/UvSU0Qpp0T