President Museveni’s press secretary Don Wanyama is one of the latest people who have come out to condemn the cyberbullying of a Makerere University first-year student who reported for school while carrying a metallic box.
An article in the campus bee went viral showing the freshman fetching his metallic box and a big plastic bag tagged to famous actor Nkem Owoh of Nigerian Movie Usofia in London.
The freshman would later become a subject of debate with many claiming that those putting him in limelight for the wrong reasons are only injuring his self-esteem.
For trending on social media, the freshman later identified as Henry Ssuubi Kiyimba, admitted on government sponsorship for Bachelor of Science with Education (Economics), would later be required to meet University Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe.
During the meeting, Nawangwe condemned those who attacked Kiyimba on social media over his metallic box.
“I have had the pleasure to meet Mr. Suubi Henry Kiyimba, the student who was mercilessly attacked on social media as unfit to come to Makerere University. I have encouraged him to enjoy his stay at Makerere and work hard on his future career. Mr. Ssuubi was admitted to Government Sponsorship, Bachelor of Science with Education (Economics),” Nawangwe said.
Museveni’s Press secretary Don Wanyama also condemned those cyberbullying the freshman, urging that “that young man, I can prophesy, in a few years, will be up there and those who are ridiculing him now will not know what hit them. Go, young man, just focus on what took you to university.”
Wanyama also offered a brand new leather suitcase for the student should he need it.
‘If I can find him, I am offering to buy him a leather suitcase, if he really needs one,’ Wanayama said on social media.
A number of people have since joined in supporting the freshman, with another named Linda Linda offering Shs200,000 worth shopping to complement the leather suitcase offered by Wanyama.
Lead presenter for BBC Newsday, Allan Kasujja said he and other colleagues are looking forward to meeting the freshman ‘to lay a table for him before his shamers! Switch things up!! Congratulate him for coming this far and prove to him that it wasn’t in vain!’
I wish I knew who the kid in this picture is!
Does anyone know him?
We want to lay a table for him before his shamers!
— Alan Kasujja (@kasujja) August 7, 2019