11 December 2012

Uganda: Chaos At Kyambogo As Guild Speaker Is 'Abducted'

Police are locked in running battles with Kyambogo University students following riots that broke out after the guild speaker, Allan Akena, was allegedly abducted for spearheading an impeachment plot against the President, Buni Christopher.

Buni, a son to parliamentary accounts committee chairperson Kassiano Wadri, is accused by his own Council of failing to explain how sh110m vanished from the guild account.

Police try to put out a fire that was started by students at the campus

Tuesday morning kicked off with rowdy students reportedly belonging to the Guild President's camp 'abducting' the speaker who is leading the impeachment plot.

As both camps engaged in physical confrontations and the situation got out of hand, the Police stormed the campus to restore order. Teargas canisters were launched to disperse the students and running battles ensued as they scampered for safety.

Some of the students leave the campus after protests broke out

The whereabouts of the Speaker identified as Darius were still unclear by the time of filing this story. Last Tuesday Buni and eight of his ministers escaped lynching from angry students who accused them for grossly mismanaging the Guild.

When New Vision online contacted Buni for a comment, sounding weary, he said he was in a meeting at the moment and could not talk on phone, and had already made his statements to journalists.

In August the university was closed following a strike that emanated from a stalemate between management and lecturers over pay.

Copyright © 2012 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.