What was supposed to be a forever after moment for a young newlywed couple turned to doom after the groom’s breathed his last a day after the wedding.
On Saturday, Mr Roy Jarius Watuulo married Mrs Anitah Nabuduwa at Thornycroft Chapel in Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono but later passed away at Kapchorwa hospital. The couple were both alumni of the university.
Relatives and friends give an account that the 25-year-old groom had difficulty breathing on Sunday while attending church service in Kapchorwa District and was rushed to Kapchorwa hospital after he collapsed.
Watuulo, the son of Dr Richard Watuulo, the Dean of Faculty of Education and Arts at UCU, had just returned from Israel where he had been pursuing a Master’s degree in Agro studies.
He was working as an agronomist at Kawacom Uganda Limited in Kapchorwa.
According to Ms Lydia Watuulo, the deceased’s mother, her son died of a blood clot on the left lung at about 12am. In grave distress, she described her son as calm, humble and bright.
“He had just returned from Israel where he went for further studies. He got a first-class degree in agro studies at UCU and the university gave him a scholarship,” Ms Watuulo said.
The deceased will be buried at Mailo 4 on Mbale-Tororo road.