Parliament Demands Report on Death of MAK Student, Minister Jeje Odongo Summoned

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Parliament has summoned the Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo to explain the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of Makerere University student Emmanuel Tegu.

Tegu a Makerere University third year student of Veterinary Medicine was last week allegedly beaten by people inside the university which led to his death.

The decision by Parliament to summon the Minister followed a matter raised by the Leader of Opposition (LOP), Betty Aol Ocan who informed Parliament that the deceased met his death after brutal assault by the Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel.

Aol said it is not the first time the LDUs are linked to the killing of several innocent Ugandans whom they are supposed to offer protection.

“Very many people have died in Uganda and we have always demanded for a report of the death of these Ugandans but it remains just like that; we demand that on this students who has died, a serious report be given to us here in Parliament,” Aol said.

Commenting on the same issue, the National Female Youth representative Anna Adeke Ebaju informed Parliament that the Police has since come out with a report on Tegu’s death but it leaves a lot of inconsistencies.

“The Police has since given a report about his death but it is filled with so many inconsistencies. I would like to inform this House that the quest for justice is still on because what the Police has done is not sufficient to satisfy everyone interested in the security of Ugandans,” Adeke noted.

This prompted the Speaker to direct the Minister of Internal Affairs to appear before the House by Tuesday next week to issue a report over Tegu’s death.

“The Minister of Internal Affairs is directed to come and explain to the country the circumstances surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu a third year medical student; one would imagine that the university is a safe place for our children to be but this has happened,” Kadaga directed.

Kadaga added that government has to explain to Ugandans what they have done to the LDUs who have beaten and killed many people because the reports are there; we want to know the action that has been taken against these LDUs and other killers.

According to preliminary report from police, the deceased died of severe injuries that were inflicted on him by a mob that descended on him following an alarm made by security guards at Centenary Bank at Makerere University.

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