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Makerere students invade station, force police to free their councillor

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Makerere University students last evening invaded Kawempe Police Station demanding the release of their LCV councillor, Doreen Nyanjura.

The students camped at the police station vowing not to leave until Makerere University councillor is released.

Led by a one Simon Wanyera and Katana Brian, the students successfully made police release Nyanjura unconditionally.

Doreen Nyanjura is a member of the Tactical Division of the Women In Command, a voluntary defense unit established to defend the official residence of President Kizza Besigye from intrusion.

Nyanjura, who was in solitary confinement was freed in the night following her arrest earlier on Sunday.

“I was brutally arrested after chasing Kale Kayihura goons from state house Kasangati. I was whisked off to Kasangati police station together with Medard, the People’s President farm manager. At Kasangati police station, Medard was thrown at the reception floor,” she narrated.

She was then brutally picked from the reception by two men and women who forced her  into a room behind the police station.

“One huge, tall, giant dark man in a white shirt with two women in police uniforms without name tags started hitting my leg joints with battons as the man in the white shirt rapidly slapped my face.”

She continues:”As they beat me two police officers with name tags, Amulen and Asiimwe were pleading with them to stop in vain. After the beatings, I was taken back to the reception, forced to sit on the floor as one officer registered the items I was arrested with.”

Nyanjura was then whisked away to Kawempe police station, where she was repprtedly denied visitors, food and medication.

At 9:00pm, they brought a police van to take her home but she rejected the police van and opted to walk home with Makerereans who had camped at the police station singing, ‘We want Nyanjura, we want our Councillor’.

She was released without any charges preferred against her.

“I am back home with joint and face pains as a result of the slaps and batoons. I am limping abit but I will be fine. I am more hardened by the beatings.”

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