Valley University in Bushenyi District was this week left in shock over the death of one of its students, Susan Kyatuhaire, who was allegedly raped and killed.
According to the report shared with national newspaper, Daily Monitor, the naked body of Kyatuhaire, a third year student pursuing a Bachelor of Education, was found lying at the door of her rented house in Kitokye Cell, Central Division in Bushenyi -Ishaka Municipality. The body also had injuries on the head.
Ms Kukundakwe said Kyatuhaire left her in the evening, saying she was going to Bushenyi Town to meet a friend.
“The whole day we had not gone outside our rented room until she left at 8pm to see a friend in Bushenyi Town but she had not revealed to me whom she was going to meet,” she said.
Ms Kukundakwe said she was shocked to find the body of her friend lying on the veranda at 9:30pm.
“It was raining and I moved to put a cloth under the door to stop rain water from entering the house but when I opened, I saw keys and a shoe before seeing the body of my roommate lying naked on the veranda,” she said.
She added: “I have lost a friend, a roommate and a hardworking lady who always had high hopes for the future, and I don’t know who was not on good terms with Susan but God knows.”
The greater Bushenyi police spokesperson, Mr Marcial Tumusiime, said the deceased hails from Ntungamo District.
Mr Tumusiime said they were investigating the circumstance under which the deceased was murdered.
“We have a duty to ascertain whether the incident was committed there or in any other place because she could have been killed from somewhere and dumped in front of her room,” he said.
The cell chairperson, Mr Milton Mwebembezi, expressed concern over the increasing insecurity in the area due to many dark spots.
“The government should install CCTV cameras because the area is deadly, we have tried to call a security meeting in vain, there are so many unfinished houses where wrong elements hide,” he said.
The deceased’s body was taken to Kampala International Teaching Hospital Ishaka for a postmortem.
In the meantime, Kyatuhaire’s alleged murderer was yesterday arrested by police in Bushenyi after he was found with belongings of the late.
Suspected murderer (R) with Kyatuhaire’s shoes, the late Kyatuhaire (in set)
Kyatuhaire’s death has left students and dwellers in utter shock, creating tension in the surrounding areas.
Police investigations are still ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.