By Ismail Kwame Nkurunziza
On Saturday, a Ugandan woman identified as Mercy Baguma, an asylum seeker, was found dead in a flat where she was living with her one-year-old son in Glasgow, Scotland.
Concerned friends within the Ugandan community in Scotland became suspicious after they not hearing from her since Tuesday and fearing the worst could have happened to Baguma, they contacted authorities.
On reaching the flat where she was living, the police found her dead with her starving one-year-old son beside her lifeless body.
Baguma, 34, is said to have been living in what authorities described as extreme poverty and was relying on handouts from friends and charity organisations.
It’s said she lost her job after her right to work granted by United Kingdom Home Office expired and the authorities refused to renew it.
Her baby was rushed to the hospital, given treatment and by the time this story was written the baby had been reunited with the father who, according to the Guardian UK, also lives in Glasgow.
African Challenge Scotland, a charity organisation which set up a page to raise funeral cost and has already raised slightly over £6000, described Baguma as an amazing mother, sister and friend, who shall forever be remembered.
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