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Too Soon! UCU Final Year Student Dies Aged 24

Sadness and grief has engulfed the Uganda Christian University community following the unexpected death of Batemyeto Catherine Kiseka, a final year student who was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

Catherine reportedly became sick on Monday 30th December, 2019 and later died in the wee hours of today morning  (24th January, 2020). The cause of her death is still unknown as different medical tests were showing no significant disease. A post mortem will be carried out later today.

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Despite the semester kicking off on 3rd Jan, Catherine had not yet reported due to her condition which raised worry. Her close friends took out to express their grief and sorrow on social media, describing her as a very jolly and generous lady who had really big ambitions as she pursued her course.

“Rest in peace honey. If only you knew how I treasure every moment we had together. You’re deeply scored on my heart,” one of her friends emotionally stated on her Facebook.

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The deceased hails from Mukono District where she will be buried and arrangements are already underway. This comes a week after another Makerere first year student succumbed to kidney failure which left the nation in grief.

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