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Makerere University Guild Polls: 3 arrested after UCU student is murdered

By Davis Mugabi

Three people have been arrested as the territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan North investigate the circumstances under which Batungura Bewotti 27, a student of law at Uganda Christian University Kampala Campus and resident of Kikoni Zone B, Makerere 3 Parish Kawempe Division in Kampala was murdered.

The incident happened last evening at around 7pm, during the last guild Presidential open campaigns at rugby grounds Makerere University.

It is alleged that during the campaigns a scuffle ensued between two Political party supporters that resulted in the stabbing of the deceased by students who were allegedly led by Kassanda South Member of Parliament, Frank Kabuye among others.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police, the Police were informed and upon reaching the scene, there was blood stains believed to be for the deceased inside Nsibirwa Hall where he hid there after the scuffle that led to his stabbing.

“We have arrested three people whom we believe were part of the chaos. These are; Hon. Kabuye Frank who is detained at CPS Kampala, Ssekidde Allan currently detained at Wandegeya police station and Kabuurwa Muzafaru who is detained at old Kampala police station,” KMP Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said, adding that efforts are underway to have other suspects traced.

Meanwhile, it is also alleged that the fight was between the NUP and FDC Political factions. The NUP team led by Kabuye turned violent after a disagreement, leading to the stabbing.

The body of the deceased was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem from Makerere hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

“We have cordoned off the area, statements are still being recorded and CCTV footages will be retrieved to aid in the ongoing investigations,” Owoyesigyire said.

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