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10 Arrested over murdered Makerere student

By Stuart Yiga

Added 6th July 2020 06:26 PM

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, says, all the arrested suspects are residents of Makerere University.

10 Arrested over murdered Makerere student

The Late Emmanuel Tegu (Courtesy picture)

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, says, all the arrested suspects are residents of Makerere University.

KAMPALA - Police in Kampala, have arrested at least ten suspects in connection to the murder of Makerere University student, Emmanuel Tegu.

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, says, all the arrested suspects are residents of Makerere University.

"They are helping us with investigations into the alleged Mob action that led to the death of a third-year student from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University one Tegu," said Onyango.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango. (Photo/File)


He added that the suspects, whose identities will be disclosed after interrogation, are said to have participated in the mob action that led to the death of the student. 

In an issued Police statement, Onyango revealed that the operation that led to the arrest of the suspects was intelligence-led.

Police also disclosed that there are other suspects who took off after receiving information that they were being pursued by security over the murder.

However, Makerere University LC 5 Councilor, who doubles as Deputy Lord Mayor, Doreen Nyanjura, insists that security is responsible for the student's death.

" Emmanuel was brutalized by the regime Local Defense Unit and Police Officers whose constitutional duty is to protect Life and Property of the People of Uganda," she said.

According to Nyanjura, the deceased who is a son of a Police Officer was waylaid by his killers as he left a prayer session at Makerere and was walking home.


Colleagues at Makerere describe him as staunch Christian, kind and very friendly. His death has shocked many who knew him.


Students blame the Local Defence Unit for his death. "He was brutally battered by the Police and LDUs who were enforcing a curfew on June 28," read a tweet from one Joseph Layoo Wabwire.

Tegu was laid to rest at his ancestral village on 5th July 2020.

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