Julius Kateregga

Makerere University Students ‘Guild President, Julius Kateregga, has said he is in safe hands of security officers and will soon narrate his ordeal of what transpired before and after being kidnapped.

However, Eagle Online couldn’t established why Kateregga who is under detention in a safe house would write such a message or it is due to external pressure being mounted on the state by envoys accredited to Kampala.

Kateregga was picked last Wednesday by unknown people averred to be security officer’s moments after he had just left NBS TV where he was discussing issues affecting the university alongside, Dr Muhammad Kiggundu, Manager Communications and international relations of the university.

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The kidnapping reports were confirmed by his deputy Judith Nalukwago and his where about has not been established.

Since then Kateregga, had not communicated, however earlier today he took to his twitter account and said “I am in safe hands and I will tell you what happened. Our fight is alive until we have been heard.”

“From east, west, north and south, all voices singing arise Makerere rise up and rise, high up and high all voices singing arise Makerere. This is our solemn inspiration to build for the future therefore the struggle continues.” he wrote on twitter.

Before being kidnapped, he received a call from president Museveni directing him to meet with the university council and deliberated on the scandalous 15 percent cumulative tuition policy and others issues affecting students. The meeting however did not bear all required fruits after the council resolved to maintain the tuition policy.

The protests that have ensued for over 10 days were spearheaded by Mollie Siperia, the Guild Representative Councilor for School of psychology and one Frank Bwambale who were later nabbed and suspended by the university vice chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

Students leadership has since declared that to dialogue with the university council, they must release all detained students, call back all suspended students, release their guild president and discard the cumulative tuition policy.