Tegu Murder: Stella Nyanzi arrested again

Dr. Stella Nyanzi Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Image credit: Aljazeera.com.

Renowned researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi was on Monday arrested alongside two Makerere University students as they protested near the parliament gate in Kampala demanding answers over the death of Emmanuel Tegu.

Tegu, who was a second-year student of Veterinary Medicine at Makerere University, died recently at a unit of Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kirudu on July 3.

While some people claimed he was murdered by Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel, police in a statement said Tegu was fatally beaten by a mob that included local leaders.

Some have been charged by the Law Development Center’s magistrate court and were remanded to Sentama prison in Wakiso district last week.

They include; Charles Oigu, a local councilor; Balam Nyeko, a security guard; Johnson Kakuru and Moses Sekitoleko, both residents of Makerere University.

Nyanzi, who is vying for the seat of Kampala Woman MP, marched to parliament with two students demanding lawmakers to weigh on the matter and force the law enforcement agency to conduct a thorough investigation.

Police arrested the protesters and bundled them on a waiting patrol truck.

This is the second time in a period of a week Dr. Stella Nyanzi is being arrested.

Last week, Nyanzi, a member of FDC, was arrested while addressing a joint press conference with arcade owners under their umbrella body, Kampala Arcade and Traders’ Association (KATA) protesting the continued closure of their arcades.

Tomorrow, traders are planning a protest over the matter.

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