The nine students were suspended by the University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe for allegedly enticing others into unlawful strike against the 15% fee increanment.
|Siperia Mollie Sasiraabo, strike ringleader.
The suspects included; Siperia Mollie Sasiraabo, a third year psychology student and David Musiri, third year student of Bachelor of Commerce (Ring-leaders of the demonstration), Derrick Ojambo Wabwire – BA. Records and Archives management, Seiz Mutations – BA.commerce, Simon Ssenoga- BA. Industrial organization psychology, Frank Bwambale Journalism student, Ivan Kyeyune – BA Social Sciences, Job Dhabona- BA. Community psychology and Mbajjo Ssebiraaro – Bachelor of Quantitative Economics.
These were suspended on allegations of leading a demonstration dubbed #MakfeeMustfall which sought to oppose the decision by the university council to increase tuition fee. The suspects will face a disciplinary committee chaired by former Grade one Magistrate Precious Ngabirano.
Counsel Marvin Saasi, the suspects’ lawyer was quoted saying that his clients are going to experience a travesty of justice in the committee.
Saasi further explained that his clients are limited from exercising their academic freedom rights of speech, assembly, among others.