National
Makerere bans running naked on campus
Publish Date: May 08, 2014
Makerere bans running naked on campus
Popular in the US are the Nearly-Naked miles, where athletes remove some clothes for charity. Makerere banned complete naked runs. PHOTO www.honors.umass.edu
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Etukuri

They call it the Naked-Mile. It has been banned.

Security at Makerere University has been ordered to immediately arrest any student found running around the campus naked.  The move follows the emergence and adoption of a culture during the culture week which involves students running around campus during the night code named the “Naked Mile”.

In a letter copied to all University and security officials the Dean of students of Makerere University Cyriaco Kabagambe warned  students involved in the "backward practice" to immediately stop it.

“We were informed that the practice was emphasized by Lumumba and Mitchel Hall and that some women halls of residence had also embraced the habit,” said Kabagambe.

A student attached to Lumumba who identified himself as Paul said they came up with the idea in March last year  but refuted allegations that they run naked.

“We put on boxers and vests though sometimes because of the excitement some of the students end up undressing,” Paul said.

Naked-run was once a popular sport in the Universities in the UK and the US where students were made to peel off their clothes and made to run naked. In the US, it is mainly used to get clothes for charity, and there it is the Nearly-Naked-Mile -not completely naked.

In Uganda such a tradition is associated with witchcraft.

FULL STORY will be IN SATURDAY VISION

Related story

Running nearly naked for a good cause

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Museveni tips manufacturing to curb unemployment
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the East African Community (EAC) to create a favorable environment for manufacturing to flourish as a means of curbing high and growing youth unemployment in the region and the continent....
Museveni receives special message from S. Sudan
President Yoweri Museveni has received a special message from President Salva Kiir of South Sudan....
Africa in the dock at the ICC
The International Criminal Court, where the trial opens Wednesday of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, has launched investigations in eight African countries....
Dispute erupts, delegates’ conference halted
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) delegates’ conference has been halted for about 30 minutes following a disagreement among members over genuine delegates....
Makerere forestry don Lwanga Ssali dead
Dr. Jeremiah Lwanga Ssali, a senior lecturer at the department of forestry and biodiversity at Makerere University has died.He died at CASE Hospital in Kampala on Monday....
Jailed former prison
The Commissioner General of Prison, has granted special status to Anthony Okwonga, 80, the jailed former Officer in Charge of Upper Prison and 25 inmate leaders who are about to complete their sentences....
Are poor parliamentary debates a result of removal of school debates?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter