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Stella Nyanzi arrested over Tegu death protest

Dr Stella Nyanzi being arrested. Courtesy photo

Dr Stella Nyanzi being arrested. Courtesy photo

Makerere University researcher and activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been arrested again for the second time in a space of one week.

Nyanzi was arrested today alongside two Makerere University students for staging a protest outside parliament's gate to demand answers for the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a third-year student who was allegedly beaten to death by a mob. 

Tegu breathed his last at Mulago national referral hospital on July 4 due to multiple organ failure resulting from internal bleeding. Police have since arrested 13 suspects including 10 youths and three security guards in connection to the mob action.    

Four of the suspects including Charles Oigu, a local councillor, Balam Nyeko, a security guard, Johnson Kakuru and Moses Sekitoleko, both residents of Makerere University appeared before the Law Development Centre court and were remanded to Sentama prison in Wakiso district last week.  

Last week, Nyanzi was arrested while addressing a joint press conference with arcade owners under their umbrella body, Kampala Arcade and Traders' Association (KATA) protesting the closure of their arcades. 

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+3 #1 Lakwena 2020-07-14 08:07
In other words, the compassion and activism in Dr. Stella Nyanya can't sit idle on a pair of buttocks; while the country bleeds.

Simply because, the citizens of Uganda are being brutalized, murdered in cold blood and/or starved to death by an abominably cold bloody regime.

So what does an activist do when the country has been classified into three classes? the prosperous (Mr. M7 and henchmen/women); the Honorable fat cats (the civil servants and MPs) and thirdly the vulnerable, being the Tegu and Hussein Walugembe of this country.
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