Makerere University is now a reflection of Amin’s brutal regime – MAK Law Don

On Thursday night, armed forces stormed Makerere University student halls of residence and brutally beat up students.

This was after the students protested against the 15% Tuition Policy.

Now one of the Makerere University Law School Dons known as Prof. Ben Twinomugisha has stood strong against this act by the security forces by vowing not to teach because of the way the students were treated by the army on Thursday night.

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha

Through a statement that has been making rounds on social media, Prof. Ben has vowed not to teach until the situation at the ‘Torture Chamber’ is calm. He further criticised the regime for militarising the institution before relating it to Late President Idi Amin Dada’s regime. “I will not step at Makerere today. I must rebel individually in protest against the vulgar, indespicable, horrendous mistreatment of students. What happened in Lumumba is reminiscent of Amin soldiers’ brutal treatment of students and lecturers. Anyone pretending that the situation is normal is like the proverbial ostrich – hiding his or her head under the sand. Imagine your son or daughter in a room. Military thugs forcefully open the door, pull him or her out amidst beatings. Your daughter being raped, molested or assaulted! Ladies and gentlemen, this militarisation of all institutions, including the Ivory Tower, the citadel of higher learning, must be condemned by all people of good conscience. Thus, I have decided, as a matter of conscience, to stay away from the ‘torture chambers’ of Makerere University today. My heart, body and soul are bleeding. I have no mental health to teach. Have a blessed day.” Prof. Ben Twinomugisha.

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha with students

By press time, the students at the Ivory Tower were still demonstrating against the harsh policies by the University management.