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Kyambogo University lecturer dies after attack

By Andrew Ssenyonga, Peninah Nyangoma

Added 12th April 2019 07:57 AM

Kassim Kasule was attacked, beaten and severely injured by unknown thugs on his way back home after his daily routine at the University.

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Kassim Kasule was attacked, beaten and severely injured by unknown thugs on his way back home after his daily routine at the University.

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KAMPALA - The Kyambogo University fraternity is mourning the passing of a lecturer who died at Kibuli hospital on Monday.

Fred Kamukama, says his colleague, Kassim Kasule, 37, was on April 3, attacked, beaten and severely injured by unknown thugs on his way back home after his daily routine at the University.

He adds that after eight days at Kibuli Muslim hospital, Kasule died  due to internal organs failure.

Kamukama revealed that Kasule did not have an illness and that he left the university last Wednesday in good condition.

Who was Kasule?

He was a part time lecturer at Kyambogo University and he joined the teaching profession four years back after graduating with a master’s degree in Architecture at Makerere University.

Kasule has been attached to the department of Land and Architectural studies.

He was a specialist in interior designs and taught students in designing and styling the interior of apartments, offices, or restaurants that required artistic sense and technical knowledge.

As an interior designer, Kasule had a deep knowledge of materials, fabrics, colours, and basics of furniture design.

Dr. Ing Kasule Ssengooba, the head of the department described the fallen lecturer as one of the most illustrious academician who ever served the department.

“He played a pivotal role in teaching at the university as his skills in interior designs helped a number of students excel,” he said.

Ssengooba reported that his demise was a great loss to the department that is still grappling with the shortage of staff.

“The number of qualified people to teach is falling. This will have a negative effect on the quality of education of the department and the university,” he said.

Daniel Eyayu, a student said, “I am deeply hurt that our lecturer has left us at such a time, my heart bleeds for we have lost a mentor, friend and a colleague, my condolences go out to his family.”

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