Final year student dies after a Church building collapsed in Uganda


A final year student of  Uganda Christian University (UCU)Lorita Blessy Asimwe was killed after a church building collapsed in Kampala.

Asimwe suffered injuries when a ceiling of an auditorium collapsed on her and other congregants at the House of Rest Church at Fido Dido building in Kampala, during lunch hour prayers on Monday, March 15

After the building collapse, Asimwe was rushed to the Mulago National Referral Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and gave up the ghost on Tuesday, March 16, she was laid to rest on Wednesday, March 17th, at Kangulumira in Kayunga District.

It was gathered that the deceased was due to graduate on July 2, 2021, with a Bachelor of Human Resource Management, having sat for her final exams in January.

Speaking at the funeral Mr. Emmanuel Opolot, a cousin of the deceased, revealed she was a charming and jovial budding entrepreneur.

He said,

“She was a very jolly person and a sister who would always send me a message every morning to check on me. She has been a source of joy to us as a family.

“Being the firstborn, we had a lot of hope in her. Even when she was a lively person, she was also a responsible citizen because she had a small business of Chupa ku Chupa from which she would earn a living and also support her sisters. Chupa ku Chupa was a deal she had endorsed with beverage distributors to promote their brands”.

Ms. Molly Kangume, a coursemate of the deceased, described Asimwe’s passing as a shock, adding that she was at a social event with friends the previous day.

“I got the news through her best friend. It was so shocking because, at the weekend, she was out with her friends and even posted everything on her Facebook status,” Ms. Kangume said.