Kabale University students have today resumed their strike prompting police to fire tea gas to contain them. This comes barely a week since the students had gone on strike.
The strike which occurred at the Kikungiri based university in Kabale municipality saw students close down some of the offices and structures at the university including the guild office, vice chancellor’s office and the university library.
According to the Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, Elly Maate, the strike started at around 12pm in what seemed to be a peaceful manner.
It ceased to be when Police identified some students with dangerous tools like knives which prompted them to intervene and spray teargas to disperse the rowdy students. Police arrested 15, including the three lecturers and were taken to Kabale Central Police Station who were later released at 7pm, Friday evening.
Since Friday, the university remained closed as lecturers and students boycotted the campus until their grievances have been fully settled. The Deputy RDC has promised to meet with the Education Minister and First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni. Until, students and lecturers are adamant on resuming studies