Ssuubi Henry Kiyimba, a Makerere University freshman who was attacked on social media for carrying his metallic box to his university life, has reaped more good than expected after a group of Ugandans on social media decided they will turn his ‘misfortunes’ into success.
From President Museveni’s press secretary who promised a leather suitcase, Makerere University VC who promised to oversee his smooth stay, to seasoned journalist Allan Kasujja who vowed to prepare a table to shame the freshman’s attackers.
Now a group of Ugandans on Twitter have raised a number of items to deliver to Kiyimba.
The group coordinated by a one Ruth Aine, Cedric Babu and Kasujja have so far made pledges and also engaged companies and colleagues in a mini fundraiser.
Among items so far pledged to support Kiyimba includes; A laptop and clothes from a one Hashim Wasswa, shoes, a smartphone with unlimited data and airtime from a one Dennis Kakonge, beddings from power FM presenter Mulungi and her listeners, a leather suitcase as well as Shs2m to cover a debt at Kiyimba’s former school.
— Aine (@Ruthaine) August 9, 2019
An article in the campus beewent 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.