Nine students of Makerere University who were suspended three weeks ago by the Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe allegedly for leading the Fees-Must-Fall strike have been summoned to appear before the Students Disciplinary Committee.
The five-member disciplinary committee chaired by the former grade one magistrate Mr. Precious Ngabirano
Some of the students like David Musiri, a third year student of Bachelor of Commerce, and Siperia Mollie Saasiraabo, a third year student of Industrial Psychology, are still bedridden as a result of injuries sustained from the police and military brutality during the strike.
The other students are Rogers Mbajjo Ssebiraaro, (Bachelor of Quantitative Economics), Derrick Ojambo Wabwire (Bachelor of Records and Archives Management), Ivan Kyeyune (Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences), Seiz Mutatiina (Bachelor of Commerce), Job Dhabona (Bachelor of Community Psychology), Simon Ssenoga (Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and Frank Bwambale (Bachelor of Journalism Communication).
The students are accused of a litany of offences including generating and sending inflammatory messages on social media with the intention of inciting violence, causing anarchy, mounting road blocks, and destruction of life and property.
‘’If found guilty, the students face grave sanctions including expulsion and referral to court for prosecution as criminal suspects,” said human rights lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde of the Centre for Legal Aid who represents the ennead.
The university is represented by its director of legal affairs Mr. Henry Mwebe.