Jimmy Kachabali, a second year Law student of Makerere University who has been making rounds on social media has finally told Campus Bee the meaning and origin of his name. According Kachabali, the name originated from his grandfather, Kachabali Wilson who was also a Mitchell Hall resident and culture minister back in 1945.

Kachabali’s grandfather who is said to be a ladies man back in the days reportedly sampled several babes from Makerere Halls of residence in a bid to come up with a hall that could form a joint solidarity with Mitchell.

After tasting many of them (apparently he didn’t enter), the Complex Hall babes turned out to be the best after which he re-named the hall “wetland”. The formerly called Kacha John Wilson was later named Kachabali Wilson by his Mitchell Hall colleagues after his act.

“The meaning of my name, first of all it’s my late grandfather’s name, obviously it’s so funny and I will try to explain it the way I know. I was named Kachabali many years ago, I think its my birth name but when I came to Makerere University I really did not know what it means.” Kachabali said.

“It’s from Michell Hall that my grandfather was given that name way back in 1945 and I’m really proud to take on his name because it is doing me wonders.” Kachabali added.

Mitchell Hall and Makerere Law School students describe Kachabali as a vibrant and serious person who they trust to become a great leader at the Ivory Tower in future. He is currently aspiring to become the GRC of Mitchell Hall.

Despite being called Kachabali by everyone, the second year Law student however revealed that he was registered as Kacha Jimmy at Makerere and all his important personal documents have that same name.

The second part of the interview that talks about his political ambitions is coming soon to Campus Bee as well.

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