By Aggrey Twesigye
A first year student of diploma in civil engineering at Uganda Technical College Bushenyi has committed sucide after losing UGX. Two million shillings to football bet.
Muwonge Muzafaru 23 years a resident of Ruti, Mbarara city was doing his Industrial training from Mbarara city by the time of his death.
According to Francis Muheirwe the dean of students at Uganda Technical College Bushenyi, the deceased used his mother’s ugx.1million aquired from a financial institution as a loan meant for her sister’s school fees which he placed on some premier league games at Forte Bet in Ruti Town over the weekend , and fortunately he had placed his football bets rightly thus hit a jack pot of ugx.2million.
Muheirwe added that as a way of persuading the deceased , the betting company requested him (deceased) to place ugx.2million he had won earlier on some games in order to win an extra UGX. 100 million which he did.
He revealed that Muwonge committed sucide on Sunday night in Ruti after losing ugx.2million in a football bet.
The UTC Bushenyi student was found hanging in a garage on Monday in Ruti, Mbarara city.
Mr. Muheirwe said Ruti police swang into action and took the body to Mbarara regional referral hospital for a postmortem and the deceased was buried today at his ancestral home in Ruti Mbarara city.
He described the deceased as a student who was well behaved with no bad record.
Hillary Ainomugisha a close friend doing Civil engineering at Uganda Technical College Bushenyi said he was shocked by the tragic death of his colleague and described him as person who was down to Earth.
He said that Muwonge was a football fun who could do anything for sports.
By the time we filed this story police were yet to issue a comment on the incident.