It’s all darkness and sorrow at Kampala International University – KIU (western campus) as they mourn the death of their own student. The death of Akakunda Evas happened on Monday this week.
She has been a fourth-year student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at KIU and was reported dead on Monday 4th April 2022.
Sources reveal Akankunda was found lying lifeless in her room in Kiryandongo town where she had been attached to Kiryandongo General Hospital doing her final internship.
Police confirmed the death of the student and revealed they are investigating the circumstances that might have led to Akankunda’s death.
Kampala International University (KIU) is a private, not-for-profit institution based in Uganda. It was established in 2001 and assumed chattered status in 2009.
In pursuit of the dream to raise the next generation of problem-solvers for the East African region and indeed the whole of Africa, the University operates a multi-campus system that consists of two campuses in Uganda (The Main campus in Kampala and the Western Campus in Ishaka-Bushenyi); one other university in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, while a third one is being developed in Nairobi Kenya. The University which started as a typical degree-awarding institution has now grown into the number one Private University in Uganda and is currently ranked number 5 in the country according to the 2019 Webometric Ranking, out of 50 universities. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of Africa Universities as well as the Inter University-Council of East Africa. The University offers a variety of programs in Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Engineering, Business and Management, Law, Humanities, and Education.