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Gayaza mourns 'golden heart' Agaba

By David Lumu

Added 24th April 2019 03:32 PM

She studied at Gayaza High School where she excelled with 23 points in sciences and received a government scholarship to study medicine

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Catherine Agaba, 26, had been missing for a week before her remains were discovered this week. Courtesy Photo

She studied at Gayaza High School where she excelled with 23 points in sciences and received a government scholarship to study medicine

“A golden heart stopped beating under the hand of a murderer.”

That is how Gayaza High School has described the recent horrific murder of Catherine Agaba, a medical doctor at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), whose body was this week recovered by Police from a septic tank in the compound of her Muyenga rental house.

Agaba is said to have met her death on April 13, inside an enclosure housing a block of apartments under renovation and the main house belonging to the Kooki chiefdom prime minister, Haji Ahmed Idi Kiwanuka.

“We are bereft of words. Fate whispered to us and we find it extremely hard to withstand the storm.

We shall emerge heroically forward in the name of God, to confront the pain that threatens our belief in Him. Rest In Peace Our Girl; Dr Catherine Agaba,” the condolence message from Gayaza High School officials noted.

On Monday, Police arrested prime suspect, Ronald Obangakene, 24, a Primary Six dropout and guard at Agaba’s rental house, from a hideout in Oyam district. Obangakene later led the team of security officials to the septic tank in which he had dumped the Agaba’s body.

Agaba’s decomposing body was then retrieved and taken to Mulago Hospital for post-mortem.

On Tuesday, a requiem mass was held for Agaba at Our Lady of Africa Church in Mbuya, with her family describing the fallen doctor as a budding doctor, who was a candle of hope, to the family. She is to be laid to rest on Wednesday

Agaba studied at St. Hellen’s Primary School, Maryhill High School and Gayaza High School, where she excelled with 23 points in sciences and received a government scholarship to study medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

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