11 KCN students out on bail, plead not guilty to proposing violence:  University of Malawi anti-fee hike protest

The Lilongwe Magistrate Court has freed on bail 11 students from Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) who were arrested for holding protests over the fees hike in the University of Malawi (Unima).

KCN students freed on bal

KCN students freed on bal

The students are demanding that the raise of the fees should be reasonable, suggesting that those who pay K55 000 should not have their fees raised beyond K100 000 whereas those paying K275 000 should not have their fees raised beyond K300 000.

The students were arrested as they blocked motorists from getting into   Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) premises.

They have been slapped with a charge of proposing violence which is contrary to Section 87 of the Penal code.

All the students told Magistrate Shyreen Yona that they deny the charge.

Police senior supritendant, Cecilia Zaganga, prosecuting, said they will parade witnesses during the trial.

In granting bail, the Magistrate ordered the students to produce non-cash bond but given reporting orders to Lilongwe police station every fortnight.

So far  students from all University of Malawi’s  four constituent colleges— Chanco, the Polytechnic, KCN and College of Medicine (CoM) have held  protests against the fee hike.

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5 thoughts on “11 KCN students out on bail, plead not guilty to proposing violence:  University of Malawi anti-fee hike protest”

  1. Ray says:

    And in all this, we Malawians are just “pheee!” The passivity of we Malawians borders on stupidity of the highest magnitude! That’s why people can steal billions of our tax money, we still elect them in office, clap hands for them and lick their boots!!

  2. Ray says:

    Funny and ironical enough, the characters who conspired to hike the university fees, benefited from free university education during Kamuzu’s time. Aphunzira varsity yaudzu, today they want to deny other people the same opportunity! My foot! And in all this, the powers that be, are just watching, sleeping on duty as has always been the case! Dzikodi liri mmanja mwa agalu!! Tingogawanapo basi!!!

  3. Vice Chancellor says:

    Can we all put politics aside and hear the voice of the citizens, please. Can The chancellor, The UNIMA management, Government and all stakeholders take the matter from neutral point of view. The ones crying are Malawians whom you are there for. Mvani kulira kwawo.
    If you can manage to pay ndekuti ndinuyo koma ambiri sangathe. If you had dropouts pa fees mukusinthayo, how many dropout do you expect with the hike?

    Advisors, please assist the The University Chancellor accordingly disregarding all what has already happened including kulowelerapo by your political rivals.

  4. Maunisi says:

    Agalu akulamula dziko lino.

  5. Dilawo says:

    Dziko liri mmanja mwa agalu

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