Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A student whose identity has been withheld through lawyers Isaac Ssemakadde and Sheila Namahe recently sued Makerere University for failing to protect her from sexual harassment for the period 2012 to 2017 when she was at the university.
Hearing the application on Feb.05, Justice Lydia Mugambe issued a directive for the university to file its defense in two weeks.
In response, Kibeedi and CO. Advocates, the lawyers representing the university asked for more time to study the application in order for them to fail a defense. They say they were served late.
Meanwhile, in failing to protect her, the student contends that the university violated her rights to dignity, health, education, equality and non-discrimination.
In her application, she asked court to prohibit any person or organization from publishing, telecasting or broadcasting any information connected to the subject matter that may be used to establish her identity.
The case is set to be heard again on February 19.
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