A second year female student of Uganda Christian University – UCU has died in Namayingo district after setting herself ablaze.
Odofi Onyango has reportedly gone into hiding from the Police since the incident occurred.
The incident happened on Sunday afternoon in Bujangu village where Ajambo had been since Friday last week. She had come home from UCU to visit her sick mother Anna Nabwiire.
Anna Nabwiire, the mother of the deceased, says that the victim doused herself with petrol and set herself on fire.
Nabwiire says that she was alerted by the screams of frightened neighbours who saw a figure on fire running through gardens. On rushing to stop the fire it was found that Ruth Ajambo had set herself ablaze and rushed into the gardens.
Nabwiire says after the fire was put out, the dying Ruth Ajambo told her mother that she had come to have a last meal with her. Although there were frantic efforts to rush her to Mulago Hospital, she died on her way to Kampala in Iganga.
Samson Lubega, South Eastern regional police spokesperson, says her hand bag failed to provide them with any clues as to why Ajambo had set herself ablaze.
This is the second UCU female student to set herself ablaze. In 2012 a female student of Uganda Christian University-Mbale Campus was admitted at Mbale Hospital after setting herself ablaze following a disagreement with her lover.
Liz Waluga, a second year student of Social Work and Social Administration set herself ablaze after a disagreement with her boyfriend.