Kenyan man studying medicine in Uganda found lifeless in his hostel

Police in Bushenyi District, located in western Uganda, have initiated investigations into the unusual demise of a Kenyan national enrolled at Kampala International University (KIU).

The deceased, identified as Isaac Otieno Ochola, aged 33, was said to be pursuing studies at KIU’s western campus situated in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality.

Marcial Tumusiime, spokesperson for the Greater Bushenyi police, informed the public that Ochola’s lifeless body was discovered in his residence at Hannington hostel following complaints from neighbors about a noxious odor emanating from his room.

“After being alerted by the hostel’s private security guard, the police were promptly informed. Upon arrival, our officers gathered statements from neighbors and then proceeded to handle the retrieval of the deceased,” stated Tumusiime.

Subsequently, Ochola’s remains were transferred to the mortuary at KIU Teaching and Referral Hospital, awaiting further examination through a postmortem procedure. It was reported that Ochola was enrolled in a Master’s degree program in International Medicine in Uganda.

Alex Tumusiime, one of the neighbors, disclosed that authorities discovered various medications within the deceased’s room.

“When the police and I entered the room together, we found an array of medicines such as pethidine hydrochloride injections, Clonazepam, and syringes neatly arranged on a table near the bed, while the body, in an advanced state of decomposition, was found wearing appropriate attire,” recounted Alex Tumusiime.

The late Ochola was known to be struggling with mental health challenges and was undergoing treatment at the time of his passing.