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Makerere University students granted bail

Makerere Students during a strike last year. INDEPENDENT/FILE PHOTO
Makerere Students during a strike.

Buganda Road Court on Friday granted bail to four Makerere University students who had been jailed for  participating in a unlawful assembly.

Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani released Paul Kato, Edmond Mugabi, Crispus Wasswa and Ronald Ainebyona on a non-cash bond of sh5 million each.

They spent one month on remand at Luzira Prison since their arrest on November 17, 2016 along Namirembe Road in Kampala for allegedly participating in a unlawful demonstration advocating for the  re-opening of Makerere University.

Upon release, the students again gave government one week to open the university or else they start from where they stopped.

The students also want compensation for time lost without studying, plus a representation to the commission appointed by the president to investigate Makerere University.

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