Live bullets as police quells Mbarara students strike

Uganda's anti-riot police

Police in Mbarara district last night used live bullets to quell a violent strike by students at Mbarara Modern School.

The students went on rampage in the middle of the night accusing the school administration of mistreating them.

They destroyed glass windows on the administration block, locked teachers in a room while chanting in disgust.

A student who talked to our reporter on condition of anonymity said that the confusion was started by senior four and senior six students who were expressing dismay at the administrations silence while teachers exercise corporal punishment.

Jackson Masiko, a neighbour to the school told our reporter that the strike started at around 9pm and gained momentum at after 10pm when police moved in and started firing live bullets to disperse the rowdy students.


Masiko says that all neighbouring shops were hastily closed to avoid spill overs from the school strike.

Uganda Radio Network visited the school this morning and found broken glasses strewn around the main office block.

Small groups of students could be heard narrating the episodes of the night.

Source: URN




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