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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Makerere’s Mitchell gets its rat

Mitchell Hall has finally seen the light and erected a very boisterous statue of a gallant rat! A gallant rat? Yes, because hall members call themselves gallant rats!

Among the key features, the statue boasts oversize balls. Just why, we cant tell. But it also has one arm raised as if to salute a seniour army officer, and stands proud, clad in the red undergraduate gown.

The clay-cement sculpted rat seems to cast a spell, for whoever passes by spends a good amount of time admiring the art piece. Little wonder Mitchell and his monument have become the talk of the university campus.

It is hoped that it will revive the already misty romance between the Mitchell lads and their ‘crocodiles’ in Complex Hall, all in the spirit of Mitchelex Solidarity.

It’s also a great sigh of relief to residents who are now being envied by other halls whose aging statues have nothing to admire about under the sun.

The gallant rat was sculpted by the hall’s culture minister, who also is a fine art student.

Just so you know, some of the better known ex-gallant rats include Lt. Gen. David Tunyefuza, Col. Kiiza Besigye and Norbert Mao.

Mitchell Oyee!! Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!
Published in Sunday Monitor, August 14, 2005