By Our Reporter
Makerere University Council has banned physical guild elections at the institution following the death of a student in a scuffle during the yesterday campaigns for guild elections which were scheduled to take place today.
On Thursday, Betungura Bewatte, a second-year law student at Uganda Christian University (UCU) Kampala Campus in Mengo was stubbed to death in a clash during last-minute campaigns of a NUP candidate.
“Any future elections shall be virtual,” reads part the statement from the university council signed by the chairperson, Lorna Magara and the secretary Yusuf Kirunda.
Other resolutions from the Friday emergency meeting that was held at the Rotary Peace Centre include:
Makerere suspends guild elections after student stabbed to death
National Just now
Kassanda South MP arrested after UCU student stabbed to death at Makerere
National Just now
1) To condemn the violence that characterised the electoral process for the 88th Students Guild leadership.
2) To terminate the electoral process of the 88’h Students Guild leadership.
3) That the Makerere University Students Guild and Senior Common Room, including the Caretaker Government and all Guild leadership structures, are suspended henceforth.
4) To ban all brigades and any other unauthorised groups or organisations at the University with immediate effect, and
5) To appoint a Select Committee to review the Students Guild operations, among others
“The Council reassures the public of the University’s commitment to enforcing discipline and guaranteeing the security of students, staff and other University stakeholders,” the statement concludes.
Police, on Thursday night arrested Kassanda South MP, Mr Frank Kabuye and two others as the investigations continue.