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Makerere University Guild Campaign Violence: Three Arrested

The Police have arrested three people as investigations into circumstances leading to Thursday’s (July 14) violent scenes at Makerere University continue.
 
The violence led to the death of a Uganda Christian University student, who Police have identified as Batungura Bewotti, 27. 

He was a law student at the university’s Kampala campus.
 
Hon. Frank Kabuye, who is detained at CPS Kampala; Allan Ssekidde currently detained at Wandegeya Police Station; and Muzafaru Kabuurwa, who is detained at Old Kampala Police Station, were arrested in the immediate aftermath of the violence on Thursday evening, Police said.
 
“Efforts are underway to have other suspects traced. We have cordoned off the area, statements are still being recorded and CCTV footage will be retrieved to aid in the ongoing investigations,” Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said.
 
Preliminary investigations show that the incident took place on July 14 during the last guild Presidential open campaigns at rugby grounds, Makerere University.
 
It is alleged that during the campaigns, a scuffle ensued between two political party supporters that resulted in the stabbing of Batungura by students who were allegedly led by Hon. Frank Kabuye, among others.
 
According to a statement released by Kampala Metropolitan Police on Friday (July 15), the Police were informed and upon reaching the scene, “we found blood stains believed to be for the deceased inside Nsibirwa Hall where he hid there after the scuffle that led to his stabbing.”
 
By the time of his death, Batungura had reportedly camped at the university to campaign in support of Justus Tukamushaba, the Forum for Democratic Change flag-bearer. 

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Batungura is a resident of Kikoni Zone B, Makerere 3 Parish Kawempe Division.
 
His body was conveyed to the city mortuary in Mulago for a postmortem examination from Makerere Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
 
Meanwhile, Makerere University has indefinitely called off the guild elections.

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