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Police blocks Lukwago with teargas at Makerere


Lukwago exchanges words with a cop


Police moved very fast Friday evening to block Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, from entering Makerere University for a function where Amama Mbabazi was supposed to address students.

At the dialogue supposed to be held in Makerere University main hall, Mbabazi, Lukwago, Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko and FDC politician, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, were the speakers of the day.

Police commanded by Wandegeya DPC, Brian Ampaire, prevented the meeting from taking place sparking a war of words between Lukwago and Ampaire.

In a scuffle that last for hours, Ampaire told Lukwago the dialogue had been cancelled and would be arrested if he pushed his luck.

Police was also forced to fire teargas to make Lukwago leave the scene.

Three people were also arrested in the process.


Ampaire said organizers had not informed police of the meeting in time as required by the Public Order and Management Act.

Makerere University Chief Security Officer, CP Thomas Kassimo, also confirmed the organisers had not notified them on the dialogue.

Yet, Ahmed Kabuye, the Executive Director Muslim Youth Development Platform, insisted they had written to police in time.

He was shocked that police turned around to block the meeting yet they even had permission from Makerere University administration.

Makerere speaks

In a statement, the University administration said it could no longer have the dialogue move on citing that the guests that appeared on the day’s agenda were different from those that they were told of earlier.


“It has come to my notice that the list of speakers you presented with your request for the above seminar is different from the list of speakers on the posters distributed for the same,” read the statement.

“This is a breach of trust. This is therefore to inform you that the permission to hold the above seminar at the main building today 14th August 2015 has been withdrawn.”

The development came hours after NRM youth allied to President Yoweri Museveni raided Mbabazi’s home in Kololo and demonstrated outside his compound.



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