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Makerere suspends Nyanzi over nude protest


Makerere University appointments board has suspended Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) for staging a naked protest.

Nyanzi stripped on Monday infront of the institute’s director Prof Mahmood Mamdani protesting an eviction from her office.

Mamdani accused the Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof Ddumba Ssentamu, of using Nyanzi to fight him threatening to quit at the end of his tenure.

Ddumba denied the allegations and set up a committee to look into the matter and compile a report.

Makerere University’s Academic Staff Association (MUASA) also weighed in and condemned Nyanzi for unacceptable behaviour.

Muasa’s Deus Kahunda Muhwezi suggested that Nyanzi be punished and be tried in courts if possible.


In a statement released by the chairman of Makerere University Appointments board Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, the board resolved in a meeting to suspend her with immediate effect.

Investigations into her matter continue under a committee set up by the board.

The committee includes; Hajjati Sharifah Buzeki, the assistant Commissioner HRM policies and procedures, ministry of public service, Prof. Sarah Kiguli, professor of pediatrics and Child Health, Dr Sarah Ssali, a senior Lecturer School of Women and Gender Studies, and Mr Jude Mbabaali of Uganda Law Society is expected to commence its work on April 25, 2016.

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