By Alex Gahima
Police in Kisoro is holding one suspect, a senior three Student at St. Pauls’ Mutolere Secondary School after he allegedly assaulted another student in senior four following a long night of drinking alcohol, outside the school premises.
The main suspect in the case has been identified as Papius Turyagumanawe.
The victim, Robert Nirinjiye is currently admitted at Mbarara regional referral hospital, after St. Francis Hospital, Mutolere said, the injury to the juvenile’s head is too severe and will require a specialist.
The school head teacher Hygiene Byishia confirmed the incident that occurred over the weekend.
He explains, that the school conducted its routine roll- call, only to discover that the said suspect (Turyagumanawe), the victim (Nirinjiye) and five other boys, whose identities have not been readily established, escaped from school to drink Alcohol.
Byishia believes, upon their return to school, the drunk group began to fight resulting in the injury of one Nirinjiye.
“It is tragic what happened to our student, we do not condone such irresponsible behavior of fighting, escaping from school and drinking alcohol, Byishia explained.
He further explains that the school decided to take the injured student to St. Francis Hospital Mutolere for further management while the offender, was taken to Kisoro Police station.
“We would like to assure our parents that the school is operating normally. As the school administration, we decided to hand the matter over to Police because Assault is beyond the school regulations”, Byishia said
Kisoro District Police Commander Henry Kintu says, the school has not yet formally filed a case with the Police.
St. Pauls’ Mutolere Secondary School, an all-boys secondary school is synonymous for educating prominent Ugandan leaders as well as having a poor track record on enforcing discipline.