Police probes College after girl dies aborting


Elly Maate, Kigezi Regional Spokesperson


The Kabale-based African College of Commerce is accused of harassing pregnant students.

The accusation followed the death of a second year student of records management, Sarah Uwimana, who was attempting to have an abortion.

Uwimana died from excessive bleeding on Sunday.

Students at the College said that Uwimana’s action was triggered by the expulsion, last week, of three other pregnant students, while another male student was also expelled for allegedly cohabiting.

Adrian Ndemere, the institution’s Director told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the expulsion was in line with the college’s policy that does not allow unmarried students to get pregnant.

He said over 20 students had been expelled over questionable behavior in the recent past.

Ndemere added that the institution’s administration cannot sit and watch as student behavior deteriorates, much against the values and guidelines upon which the college was established.

Kigezi regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate told Uganda Radio Network that Police is investigating circumstances surrounding the death.

The deceased’s Body is now at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital awaiting a postmortem.

This is not the first time that students are sent away from an institution in Kabale.

In April 2014, Bishop Barham University, an affiliate college of Uganda Christian University barred six expectant students from writing their final examinations drawing angry reactions from across the country.

Bishop Barham University, which is founded on Christian principals, is opposed to premarital sex.


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