A procession led by Activist and aspirant woman MP for Kampala, Dr. Stella Nyanzi on Monday 13th July was intercepted by Kampala Metropolitan Police while she tried stage a protest near parliament demanding justice for Tegu Emmanuel’s death.
Tegu Emmanuel, a third year veterinary student at Makerere University who died on 4th July was allegedly bitten to a pulp by an anonymous mob on 27th July inside the university, and he succumbed to death from his wounds eventually at Mulago hospital.
Dr. Stella Nyanzi and her colleagues while carrying placards with the words “JUSTICE FOR TEGU” while chanting the same marched straight for parliament and staged the protest opposite the parliament gate asking the parliamentarians to account for the young student’s death. This prompted police to round up the procession carrying Stella Nyanzi onto the police truck and a few other counterparts.
They were taken to the Central Police Station for further interrogation. There are over 10 people in police custody including security guards in connection with the matter.
This is the second time Dr. Stella is being arrested within a week’s space. Last week she was at the forefront of protests on closure of arcades, while addressing a joint press conference with arcade owners under their umbrella body, Kampala Arcade and Traders Association. She was also not so long ago involved in protests demanding for food distribution among minority groups and was routinely whisked away by police.
Arcade owners have also gone ahead to forcefully open business tomorrow Tuesday 14th July 2020, emphasizing the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures from the Ministry of Health while ignoring the president’s directive to remain closed until inspections from the health ministry give a go ahead for reopening.