Parliament seeks explanation for Makerere student’s death

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Parliament has directed the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a student of Makerere University.

Tegu passed away at Mulago hospital after nusing injuries inflicted following a beating reportedly at the hands of security forces. Police has however dismissed this and stuck to the narrative that he was beaten by a mob.

Gulu woman MP and Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan told parliament that the events leading to the student’s death are very suspicious and demanded an explanation about the killing.

Eastern region Youth MP Ann Adeke Ebaju raised concern about the inconsistency in the police explanations which she says points to a bigger problem.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said that so many deaths especially caused by Local Defense Unit personnel have not been explained and accounted for. She says it is time government explains to Ugandans what they have done to LDUs who have killed Ugandans.

Government has been given up to Tuesday next week to present a statement.

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