Mak Student Could Have Died of Drugs - Police

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Police has found at least 19 sticks of marijuana on the body of a Makerere University student who was found dead in the early hours of Monday. The body of Jonathan Rwothnga, a final year law student who was due to graduate in January 2017, was found near the universitys main gate.

Police has found at least "19 sticks of marijuana" on the body of a Makerere University student who was found dead in the early hours of Monday.
  
The body of Jonathan Rwothnga, a final year law student who was due to graduate in January 2017, was found near the university's main gate.
  
While the investigators describe the postmortem report as inconclusive, early signs link Rwothnga's death to drugs.
  
Samples of urine, blood and body of Rwothnga have however been taken to Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) for further examination.
  

Jackson Mucunguzi, the Chief Security Officer at Makerere University has told URN that they suspect the cause of death could have been drugs.
 
"The post-mortem has not shown conclusive results and we are waiting for the samples that have been taken to GAL. But the physical indicators show that the man was an addict. We found about 19 sticks of Marijuana in the trouser he was putting on," says Jackson Mucunguzi.
  
Earlier today, police searched his room in Catherine Hostel in Makerere Kikoni and discovered drugs and alcohol.
  
Felix Okua, a friend of Rwothnga's with whom they went to St. Kalemba Senior Secondary School Nazigo and Makerere University, described the deceased as a very social man. He says Jonathan was at St. Kalemba SS in 2008.
 
"Despite his seniority, Jonathan would stop his car which he had just bought and motivate you on how to go through law school. I haven't seen a guy as social as Jonathan at Law school.  I first met him at Mitchell Bazaar when I had just joined MUK," Okua said.
  
A statement released by the Makerere Law Society (MLS) described Rwothnga as a gentle, respectable and humble man despite his seniority on a wide range of matters.
  
"We recollect the towering shade of happiness he extended towards all he knew. We are strengthened in knowing that Jonathan's life remains an example to the rest of this society, I pray that the lord strengthens his family and friends," says Jordan Tumwesigye, President MLS.

 

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