By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - A heavy, dark cloud hovers over the Industrial Chemistry community (KIUICC) and the whole of KIU following the news of the untimely death of second-year Industrial Chemistry student and general-secretary of the KIU Industrial Chemists Community, Janet Kamukama,22 who drowned on Tuesday 14 September 2021.
According to Shadrak Muhabura, the president of KIU Industrial Chemists Community, Kamukama fell in a well and died while trying to fetch water on Tuesday afternoon near her home village, Bbaale in Kayunga district.
"She died yesterday, while she was trying to get water fell and drowned," Muhabura reported.
Several classmates and fellow students have since taken to social media to eulogise her, with many describing her as friendly, playful, hardworking and an enthusiastic academician and young leader.
"We have lost a real Industrial Chemist. Janet was an enthusiastic young leader and a potential academician. She was one of the student leaders acting as general secretary of KIUICC," KIUICC president Shadrak Muhabura wrote on his WhatsApp status.
"It is unbelievable that Janet has gone," Praize Tumuramye, the President of the KIU NRM chapter commented.
Kamukama, according to Muhabura, will be buried on Thursday,16th September 2021 in Bbaale, Kayunga district.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.