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Makerere University student found dead in hostel room

Joseph Mulindwa (RIP)

Joseph Mulindwa, a third year Bachelor’s of Science in Economics student at Makerere University was found dead in his bed at Waveney Hostel on Wednesday, March 21.

Friends of the deceased told PML Daily that the desceasd visited the washrooms and later went back to bed where he reportedly breathed his last.

His roommate attempted to wake him up after his alarm went off, but got no response. On checking he discovered Mulindwa was not breathing. His roommate, whose names we have withheld because he requested for privacy, then contacted hostel authorities, who  rushed Mulindwa to Makerere University hospital, which also referred the matter to Norvik hospital in Wandegeya where he was pronounced dead.

Ayalla a brother to the desceasd confirmed to this website that his brother died under questionable circumstances and the family is waiting for a post-mortem report.

Edward Kalule, the hostel custodian confirmed the death of Mulindwa and said they are waiting for the postmortem report to establish the circumstances that could have led to Mulindwa’s  sudden death.

He told PML Daily that the deceased’s roommate approached  him after Mulindwa failed to wake-up.

“We rushed him to the [Makerere] University Hospital, which also referred us to Norvik, unfortunately we were told [that] Mulindwa was dead already,” Kalule said, adding:

“I am from police but the OC [Officer Incharge ] has told me [that] he is yet to receive the postmortem report,” he told PML Daily.

Regina Angaywa also died on February 25 in the same hostel: NET PHOTO

Mulindwa is the second student to die in the same hostel in a space of one month. On Sunday February 25,  Regina Angaywa, a Kenyan first year Bachelors of Business Administration student was found dead in her room by her roommate who was returning from the weekend.

Reports indicate that Angaywa returned from home with health complications and it is suspected that she got an attack while alone in the room.

Mulindwa’s body will be laid to rest at Lukuli, on Masaka Road.

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