Makerere Suspends 15 Over Food Strike Top story

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In his October 25th letter to Gerald Wabugoya Kammanah, the chairman Lumumba hall, Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Ddumba Ssentamu, says the affected students must vacate the university premises by 5:00pm today.

Makerere University has suspended 15 students over the recent food strike in Mary Stuart dining hall. On October 19th, a group of students from complex hall, Lumumba hall, and Mary Stuart staged a strike to protest poor quality meals.
 
They raided Finland bar and restaurant services, which was contracted to provide them meals. As a result, the university administration has suspended 15 students believed to be the masterminds of the strike.

The affected students include Gerald Kammanah Wabugoya,  Fahad Ndugwa, Joseph Mugume, Solomon Taremwa, Francis Kayira, Timothy Mambule, Justice Ayesiga, Simon Wanyera, May Francis Abit, Samuel Kigula, Rashid Kassim Njaliira, Rogers Ashabahebwa,  Aziz Tworo and Donart Nayebare.

They are accused of inciting fellow students to invade Mary Stuart food serving unit to pour food and vandalise property including chairs and Kitchen ware. 
In his October 25th letter to Gerald Wabugoya Kammanah, the chairman Lumumba hall one of those suspended, Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Ddumba Ssentamu, says the suspended students must vacate the university premises by 5:00pm today.
 

"For avoidance of doubt, you are required to leave university premises by Tuesday 25th of October not later than 5:00pm," reads the letter. URN has learnt that a number of students from Lumumba, Mitchell, University and Livingstone halls have been served the suspension letters.
 
 
Ddumba asks the affected students to stay away from the university during their suspension. "During the period of your suspension, you will not be required to make appearance on university premises, and / or participate in any university activities including lectures, coursework, and tests."

 

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Davidson Ndyabahika is a Journalism major from Makerere University and is passionate about investigative and data journalism with special interest in feature story telling.

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