Mak Student Arrested For Attempted Murder

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Paul Kato, the Makerere University Guild Elect, says Nyanchejju decided to exit from the window after pleading with Mukyemu to let go for a very longtime in vain.

Jeremiah Mukyemu, a 4th year medical student at Makerere University and resident of Mitchell hall is police custody for attempted murder.

He was arrested at midnight when he attempted to access Brenda Nyanchejju, a second year student of Drama and Film at Mulago National Referral Hospital where she is admitted with multiple fractures and injuries on the head.

Nyanchejju sustained the fractures and injuries when she jumped out of Mukyemu's room number B47 on the fourth floor of Mitchell hall last night to escape being raped. Nyanchejju is a resident of Cyber Hostel in Makerere Kikoni and is attached to Mary Stuart Hostel.

Police has preferred charges of attempted murder against Mukyemu vide SD Ref.49/14/04/2017 at Mulago Police Station. Jude Masingano, the Officer in charge of Operations at Makerere University has confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying several charges have been preferred against him.
Paul Kato, the Makerere University Guild Elect, says Nyanchejju decided to exit from the window after pleading with Mukyemu to let go for a very longtime in vain.
He appealed to female students to tag along with their friends whenever they are visiting their male counterparts for their safety. "I condemn what happened to the young girl. We all don't know the intentions of the male friend locking her up. But it's unfortunate for one to lock up their guests in a room for more than two hours," Kato said.

Adding that; "By the time I visited our sister at Mulago Hospital around 10PM, she was responding to treatment."


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