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Two Kenyan students shot dead in Uganda

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Smatta, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Smatta

    Smatta JF-Expert Member

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    [​IMG] Makerere University students demonstrate at the killing of two of their colleagues, both Kenyans, by a security guard. The third victim, a Ugandan student, is battling for his life in hospital after he sustained serious injuries during the shooting.

    Two Kenyan students were shot dead by a security guard at Makerere University in Kampala, sparking protests on Tuesday.

    Brian Amuoga, a first year Bachelor of Law student, and Ignatius Nyongesa, a third year Commerce student, were killed after a scuffle between supporters of two rival guild presidential candidates at God Is Able Hostel in Kikoni, a suburb of Makerere.

    A third student, Amon Mugezi, who is Ugandan, was in a critical condition with injuries in the neck. He is fighting for his life at Mulago Hospital.

    Students wearing red gowns and brandishing tree branches gathered at the university’s main building and the campus freedom square to protest at the killings.

    The shooting took place at around 10pm on Monday after supporters of aspiring guild presidents John Teira and Kamau Gikuru met at the hostel while on the campaign trail.

    A Kenyan student at the institution who witnessed the incident, Erastus Muhia, said the two Kenyans died from the same bullet. The Ugandan student was also hit by the same bullet, he added.

    Muhia said it all began when commotion broke out between the Kenyan camp that was backing their compatriot Kamau Gikuru for the students leader position and their Ugandan opponents.

    He said the two groups had agreed to hold peaceful campaigns when suddenly a security guard emerged and aimed his rifle at Amuoga, who died instantly.

    “Nyongesa was rushed to Mulago Hospital, where he died as doctors were battling to save his life,” he said.

    It was alleged that Amuoga, a supporter of Gikuru, attempted to damage Teira’s car. He was shot as he resisted efforts to restrain him. Nyongesa, who was trying to restrain him, was also shot.

    The security guard has gone into hiding. But unconfirmed reports said he has been arrested and was detained at Jinja Road police station.

    Students were reported to have marched to Bwaise roundabout, where they grabbed a coffin and headed to Mulago Hospital. However, they were dispersed by police.

    Second coffin

    Undaunted, the students were said to have regrouped and taken a second coffin. They marched through the campus, then along Sir Apollo Kagwa Road to God Is Able Hostel, where they smashed windows.

    Dennis Pato, Grace Ruto, and Enap Atim, all guild presidential hopefuls, were among the demonstrators.

    “We cannot stand by as police harass our colleagues. We shall demonstrate until something is done,” said Pato.

    Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said the hostel night guard should not have shot the students. She added that the students were free to demonstrate as a show of solidarity with their fallen colleagues.

    Makerere University vice-chancellor Baria Mureva addressed the angry students in a bid to reach an amicable solution to the standoff but they heckled and walked out on him.

    Kenya’s Grace Ruto is the only female candidate. Kenyan students shot dead in Uganda /-/1056/880434/-/item/1/-/3rlk1t/-/index.htm
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    Nanu JF-Expert Member

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    This is too bad!!! I am so sorry for the demise of the two students and I wish the injured one quick recovery. It is really bad, i think there is a need to review the possession of the guns by the guards at the schools, colleges, university or wherever there is a lot of people. Security should be reviewed and incase there is commotion that threatens secuirty and safety of the area the armed police should be notified urgently. It is bad, that in Uganda killing of students is becoming a culture and will soon go wild!!!!! Something has to be done, and it should be now and not tomorrow!!
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    Ni jambo la kuhuzunisha sana. May they RIP
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    Injinia JF-Expert Member

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    Duh! Takes me back to the Makerere University of the '90s.
    My advice to students there is this: leave politics to the politician, if that fails and you are a foreigner, leave it to the natives of that country.

    Makerere was and still is a very political are other "national" unis in the region
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    The Quonquerer JF-Expert Member

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    Trophy Points: 0's obvious that you are always prone to problems when you are a foreigner. Hawa wenzetu ni ving'ang'anizi. Maisha hayaendi hivyo, you need to keep low profile ukiwa kwenye nchi za watu! These people have to change for their own good! "Agressive" at times goes with a price! Just a piece of advice.
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    Kekuye Senior Member

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    RIP. Inasikitisha sana. Mungu awape familia zao uvumilivu na ujasiri katika kipindi hiki kigumu cha kupotelewa na wapendwa wao.
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    What a hooligan night guard!!!
    It's a pity, it's a shame. it's sad, it's uncooth behavoiur!!

    Students leaders' election campage makes a night security guard outrageous, what about if he found his wife with another man after coming from his night shift, roast or fry him to death??
    Poleni all of you!
    May God give you comfort!!
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    One of the Makerere University students arrested during the riots on March 16, 2010. Two students were shot dead a security guard bywhile another is in critical condition at Mulago Hospital.


    Makarere University protest the killing of their two colleges by a security man on March 16, 2010.

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    dah sheeedah