Makerere University Council suspends elections after murder of student.
By Afayo Shadrach Bethel
Makerere University council has suspended the election of students’ guild leadership following the death of a student who was stabbed in a scuffle between supporters of warring political parties.
The student identified by colleagues as Michael Betungura died at around 8pm during the final political campaigns ahead of the guild elections that had been scheduled to take place today.
The university council chairperson, Ms Lorna Magara in a Thursday evening letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe and copied to the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, her deputy Thomas Tayebwa and the First Lady, Janet Museveni who doubles as the Minister of Education and Sports, among other key stakeholders, said the elections for the 88th Makerere university students’ guild leadership were suspended indefinitely due to the violent events that had reportedly characterized the electoral campaigns.
Ms Magara’s letter was prompted by the death of Micheal who was reportedly stabbed with a broken bottle during an alleged scuffle between supporters of opposition parties, the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).