Varsity student shot dead after completing final exams

Thursday May 16 2019

Deceased. Raphael Walugembe. COURTESY PHOTO

Deceased. Raphael Walugembe. COURTESY PHOTO 


Kampala. Raphael Walugembe, 23, a student of Uganda Martyrs University, who was preparing to celebrate completing his three-year undergraduate studies, was shot dead, a night before the party.

The party was slated for yesterday at Buloba Forest Park.
Mr Reagan Kakande, a classmate of Walugembe, said he telephoned him yesterday morning for an update on the party only to be told by Raphael’s sister that he was shot.

Walugembe was shot dead at his parents home by armed thugs, who were robbing their neighbour, Denis Mwesigwa, a mobile money agent, at Church Zone, Kitunzi in Rubaga Division in Kampala on Tuesday night.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said: “Nateete Police Station received a report of gunshots around Church Zone and when they responded, they found one person lying dead and a window of a Toyota car shattered.”

Mr Mwesigwa and his wife later told detectives that the armed thugs blocked them near their home and started firing in the air as they made away with Shs610,000 and other valuables.