The dead body of ”Boniface Kimera Olara”, who was the final year student of Kyambogo University, went missing on Monday, March 14 2022. His dead body was found around the shores of Lake Victoria.
Olara, who was all ready to set his final exams in a week’s time, has been following a degree in Automotive and Power Engineering at Kyambogo University and has been a part-time employee of Tata Motors.
As per his family and friends’ statements, Olara was allegedly kidnapped on Monday. The people who kidnapped him are still unknown. This made them embark on a social media campaign searching for his whereabouts.
His family also distributed posters in which they gave them an instruction with their number below, with “If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts kindly reach out to any of the numbers below.”
After that, they got information that a body had been found along the shores of Lake Victoria, and when they checked it out, it was that of Olara.
After getting the news of his sudden demise, friends, relatives, and classmates described him as a kind, calm and loving person.
His classmate also tweeted, “We’ve lost a good engineer in the making, may his soul rest in peace.”
However, by sources, it was unclear whether the death was a suicide or a murder as the postmortem is yet to be done.
The average for 2017 based on four countries was five kidnappings per 100,000 people. The highest value was in South Africa: 9.6 kidnappings per 100,000 people, and the lowest value was in Morocco: 2.1 kidnappings per 100,000 people.
ISS said kidnappings have been on the increase globally in most countries. Traditionally, 80% of kidnappings for ransom occurred in Latin America. In Africa, South Africa has experienced relatively low kidnapping rates compared to conflict-stricken countries such as Nigeria and Mozambique.