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UCU student stabbed to death in Kabale bar brawl

A third-year student of Bishop Barham University College Kabale, a constituent college of Uganda Christian University (UCU) has died after being stabbed in a bar brawl.

27-year-old Cleophas Rukundo, a student of Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration was stabbed in the wee hours of Sunday morning at New California T&J Transit bar and hotel, a popular night spot and a hub for sex workers in Kabale town.   

 
According to police, Rukundo was drinking while dancing with a woman when he was surrounded by a group of revellers led by a one, Tom, a resident of Kigongi A cell in Kigongi ward, Central Division Kabale municipality leading to a clash. 
 
T&J Transit bar and hotel 
Tom reportedly drew a knife from his pocket and stabbed Rukundo under his left armpit. Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, says Rukundo was rushed to Kabale regional referral hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
 
According to Maate, after the incident, Tom and his group fled into hiding. Police sealed off the hangout until further notice as investigations into the matter continue.  

Rukundo's friends said he'd gone to the bar to mark and celebrate the completion of end of semester exams on Saturday. Ronald Katungi Beinomugisha, the public relations officer of Bishop Barham University declined to comment on the matter, saying the university will issue a statement about the incident later. 

This is the second such incident at New California T&J Transit bar and hotel in less than four months. Earlier in May this year, Stephen Kankiriho, a Uganda People's Defense Forces soldier attached to the Special Forces Command (SFC) was stabbed at the same pub by Joshua Tusingwire, a driver from Ntungamo district. 
 
Kankiriho who was part of First Lady Janet Museveni's advance security team got into a fight with Tusingwire when he tried to forcefully grab a sex worker from him.

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0 #1 rubangakene 2018-08-13 21:46
These people used to drink 'busheera' they would sing quietly in a murmur; now that they are drinking beer it has gone to their heads that they can get away with anything.

Students are paid to study by the tax payers to study and not spend time in 'hot sheet joints'. Serves him right where his 'compass' landed him.
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0 #2 Lakwena 2018-08-14 11:26
In other words, the culture of violence flows in our blood.

And for both the victim and villain; "a life that is not well examined is not worth living".

While Rukundo, the victim goes into the grave, the villains go to prison for life and/or hanged thereafter.
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0 #3 Fuller 2018-08-14 18:21
Quoting rubangakene:
These people used to drink 'busheera' they would sing quietly in a murmur; now that they are drinking beer it has gone to their heads that they can get away with anything.

Students are paid to study by the tax payers to study and not spend time in 'hot sheet joints'. Serves him right where his 'compass' landed him.


rubangakene, I can somehow understand your anger, but to the dead Cleophas don't you agree that it could be better just to say RIP or something similarly kind?
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