By Mirembe Martina
Five Kyambogo university students have been suspended from the university over the most recent students’ strike which was in protest of the new tuition fees payment policy that required students to pay the full tuition fees in the first two weeks of the semester opening.
The students were expelled yesterday, Wednesday for their role in a violent three-day strike. The students are Nathan Okule, Abel Ochar, James Okech, Timothy Ainebyoona and Kenneth Nudebo. The university administration stresses that these three were the leaders of the strike which led to the destruction of the university property.
The university’s public relations officer, Lawrence Madete said the students were indefinitely suspended but still had a chance to face the disciplinary committee. The suspended students are said to have attacked and assaulted fellow students who did not want to take part in the strike in addition to inciting violence.
Students started their strike on Monday this week. Madete said the students were arrested and are detained at Jinja Road Police Station pending further investigations.