The new details on murdered student have emerged and indicate that the deceased is a born of Mitooma, a district where the Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has ancestral roots.

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By the time he set out to the guild rally to canvass for support for his Old Boy from Mbarara High School, Betungura did not imagine that by closure of the day his life and ambitions would be cut short by an altercation at Makerere University.

The year two law student at Uganda Christian University Kampala campus was in all spirits when he authored his final post on the whatsapp status where he rallied his colleagues to massively turn up for the final guild rally at Makerere rugby grounds.

By evening time, the University streets were filled with hordes of students marching in processions from different political parties. The National Unity Platform party, ruling NRM party and FDC were undisputedly the leading contenders.

An evening scuffle around Nsibirwa hall ensued between FDC and the NUP camp as police fired teargas and live ammunition to shield the NRM camp from harm. As students sought refuge at Nsibirwa hall, the deceased was stabbed and bled profusely. He was rushed to the washrooms to save him from the plumes of teargas at the hall entrance. Sources familiar with the matter say he was later led to the University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The deceased is said to be a son to the Mitooma woman Member of Parliament Hon. Jovah Kamateeka

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