As the protest at Makerere university over tuition increment enters the fourth day, Bobi wine has condemned the brutality and manner under which the army raided both male and female student hostels, destroyed property, beat them and arrested over 60.
This comes at the backdrop of a resistance from the Makerere students and leaders who demand the university to drop the 15% tuition increment which they say is very unfair to the students. Molly Siperia who led the first command of female students against the tuition increment is currently hospitalized after being attacked by unknown people who beat him to pulp.
During last night’s raid on Mary Stuat and Lumumba hostels, police and army also beat up students with disabilities, an act that has raised mixed reactions in the perspective of human rights violations.
Student leaders including the guild president Julius Kateregga have since been detained and this has also motivated the charged students to move on with the strike both to have the tuition increment dropped and have their colleagues released unconditionally.