Ssebuganda Richard, a Makerere University Bio-Medical student, who lost part of his right hand (fingers) to a teargas canister explosion during the ‘open for all’ protest says he now wishes for nothing but death.
Richard penned down a tear-dropping WhatsApp status, expressing his depression with life, requesting for no more well wishes but death. He says the endless surgeries are burdensome. Besides, he is undergoing a lot of depression and pain thus can’t stomach it anymore.
“I have done four surgeries in four weeks. None is less than five hours. Truly life is hardened. Maybe a death wish is kinda good. Pain, phycological torture, and depression is what I deserved.” His status reads.
Richard Ssebuganda alias Sir Ssebzo had his right hand amputated following an injury he sustained during the open for all strike as he tried to dispose off a teargas canister that is said to have been accidentally shot in his room in an attempt to extinguish the student protest.
Makerere University students led by the 87th Guild President Shamim Nambassa held a short-lived protest on 7th February 2022 demanding for full reopening of the institution following failed attempts to peacefully convince VC Nawangwe to support their cause. It’s during this protest that the bad became worse for Ssebuganda Richard.
Since then, the University Management promised to foot Richard’s hospital bills. However, it’s clear that no kind of medication will bring back his old self as he has began to wish for death.