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Ugandan College Student Slain for Sharing Christ – May 3rd

Morning Star News, 1 May 2023 (excerpts)

Jeremiah Mwanga, a second-year Christian college student was killed in his room at the school in northern Uganda on April 14 for sharing about Christ with Muslims.  He was 24.

Mwanga was a native of Kapchorwa, eastern Uganda, where the Muslim student at the school charged with killing him also lived.

“Jeremiah complained about messages from one of the students threatening to kill him for misleading Muslims by preaching to them the gospel of Christ as well as converting them to the Christian faith in the school,” a friend of Jeremiah’s told Morning Star News.

The friend said that on April 14 he heard screaming from a room on the school premises at about 10 p.m.  “After 30 minutes I rushed to the scene of incident and found out that it was Jeremiah’s room,” he said. “Inside the room was a pool of blood.”

Mwanga had already been rushed to a medical clinic near the school, he said.  “Reaching the clinic, I was told by the medical personnel that he had been referred to the Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival,” he said.  “I found him lying in the hospital bed, dead.”

The friend requested he be given Mwanga’s personal effects, including his mobile phone.  “Going through the phone, I found out that the threatening message was from a Muslim student who happened to come from Kapchorwa also,” he said.  “I then took the phone to the school administration who reported the matter to the police.”