A fresher's tale of Makerere University's Mitchell Bazaar

The Mitchell Bazaar is a one-stop trade fair where new students can easily access cheap products such as mattresses, scholastic materials, among others.

By day, merchants are scattered allover under tents displaying all sorts of commodities ranging from toiletries to soft drinks and other beverages. A few health companies also set up their tents to offer free consultation services to the new and continuing students, especially in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Makerere Guild PM Kicked Out of Office


Makerere University Guild cabinet has suspended the Prime Minister, Johnson Obbo, over what they have termed as misuse of office.

This followed Obbo’s letter dated November 1 and addressed to all the university stakeholders where he called off the students’ strike against tuition increment policy, saying that the Parliament of Uganda had issued directives to the university management to resolve the issue.

Is Crime on the Rise in Kikoni?

There is reported increase in crime cases in Kikoni, a suburb of Kampala popularly known for hosting students of Makerere University.

Residents of Kikoni B are complaining of increasing cases of theft are reported almost daily. According to Sserunjongi Herbert, who lives in the area, the latest case was on Saturday night when he was attacked, assaulted and robbed by yet unidentified men. “Thieves attacked me in my house last night and ran away with my TV set, laptop and fridge,”said Sserunjongi.