Last week on14th,the 25-year-old’s life was cut short on Thursday after he was allegedly stabbed to death at Makerere University.
Betungura, a second-year law student at Uganda Christian University (UCU), had gone to Makerere University to support a friend who was contesting for guild presidency.
Betungura was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Malere Village, Biguri Sub-county, Kamwenge District on Saturday.
He was the first of five siblings and the family had high hopes in him.
Mr Benson Mucunguzi, the father of the deceased, said his son was determined to become a lawyer. “After he rejected other course alternatives, I had to look for money to pay his fees. I have lost a loving and focused son,” he said.
He asked the government to expedite investigations and ban multi-party politics in learning institutions.The deceased’s mother, Ms Jessica Natukunda also said that Betungura promised to build them a better house after school.
During the funeral, the Minister for Agriculture and Kibale East MP, Mr Frank Tumwebaze, said: “Kibale as a constituency has lost a budding lawyer who cannot be replaced. We have a few lawyers and his death leaves a huge gap. We had high hopes in him.”
Mr Tumwebaze added that he would hire private lawyers to work with the police to ensure that Betungura’s killers are prosecuted and the family is compensated.
Mr Abikora Mwesiga, one of Betungura’s friends, said he had plans to contest for UCU guild presidency.
Mr Justus Tukamushaba, another friend, said he met Betungura at Mbarara High School.
Mr Tukamushaba, one of the candidates for guild president at Makerere University, said the late had gone to the university drum up support for him.
Mr Ibra Hussein, another candidate for guild president at Makerere University, appealed to security agencies to arrest all perpetrators behind Betungura’s death.
May His soul Rest in enternal Peace