End hatred, priest tells politicians

It was a sombre mood at Kyambogo University’s St. Kalemba Chapel as family and friends gathered for the requiem mass of Rachael Ayebazibwe.

Ayebazibwe, a 23-year-old Bachelor in Microfinance finalist met her death in the evening hours of Saturday, August 25.

Ayebazibwe was due for graduation in December but unfortunately, on August 19, she was hit by a stray bullet at Kyebando Kisalosalo as armed forces broke up protests against the imprisonment of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

According to her brother Walter Mwebaze, Ayebazibwe was outside their house when she was hit by a bullet – she was not part of the protests but doing laundry work.

She had collapsed into the basins. She was rushed to Victoria Hospital in Ntinda where they learnt that bullet, shot from an AK47 had got stuck in her brain.

By this time, Ayebazibwe was in comma.

Her auntie, Dr Loy Turyabanaye Gumisiriza, the Head of Geography department at Kyambogo University told mourners that doctors at Victoria hospital told them that Ayebazibwe’s brain was dead but her heart was still alive.

“On Friday she started to communicate. When she saw her mum, tears rolled down her cheeks, when she saw Mwebaze, tears came and when she saw me, tears came. That was the only way she communicated” narrated Dr Turyabanaye.

Rev Abed Mwizerwa who led the mass urged mourners to shun hatred and turn to Jesus.

He exclaimed at how people no longer fear animals but people due to their violent nature.

He further condemned the use of guns that he says has become rampant and cheap in the country.