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Janet's security rough up Makerere professor

The security detail of Education and Sport minister, also first lady Janet Kataha Museveni has roughed a Makerere University professor.

Ms Museveni's body guards roughed up Prof Jacob Godfrey Agea this morning to pave way for the first lady in a stretch between the College of Social Sciences (CHUSS) and Makerere main building. 

Prof Jacob Agea being held by Janet Museveni's guards

According to eye witnesses, Prof Agea was walking past the main building from his College as the first lady was leaving the university after opening the Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme annual planning meeting.

The professor yelled for help and dropped his bag as the soldiers lifted him up. Prof Agea declined to comment on the matter and referred our reporter to the communications officer of Makerere University, saying they are barred from speaking to the press. 
 
"We have a communication policy in this university and you know I am not supposed to speak to you about the incident. So kindly talk to the University PRO (public relations officer)," Agea said. The Makerere University senior publicist, Rita Namisango was unavailable for comment as she did not pick calls.

URN was also unable to get a comment from Janet's security on why they acted the way they did. Prof Agea is a professor of Applied Ethno-botany & Food Security in the Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, School of Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

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