Allan Ntunguka, a senior five student of St Mary’s College Rushoroza in Kabale town was on Sunday evening shot by the police as they tried to calm the students who were striking and had attempted to riot.
All the policemen that have been attached to Rushoroza police post have been transferred with immediate effect. This comes after one of their own shot and killed a student of St Mary’s College Rushoroza on Sunday evening.
The police spokesman for Kigezi sub region Mr Elly Maate on Tuesday confirmed the development saying that the move is aimed at a thorough investigation of the incident and normalising the situation, as the hunt for the policeman continues.
Allan Ntunguka, a senior five student of St Mary’s College Rushoroza in Kabale town was on Sunday evening shot by the police as they tried to calm the students who were striking and had attempted to riot. He died from his wounds. Job Musawo, the policeman that shot and killed the deceased dumped the gun at the police post and disappeared.
“We have deployed the police at St Marys College Rushoroza to ensure that there is law and order. After the situation has normalised, they shall be withdrawn. All the policemen that have been deployed at Rushoroza police post have been transferred so that investigations on the incident can be thoroughly conducted,” Mr Maate said.
The school head teacher Mr Remegio Byamukama said that the situation was normal at the school. He said that the deceased student shall be buried on Tuesday at his parents’ home in Nyaruhanga village Ikumba Sub County, Rubanda District. Mr Byamukama also described the deceased as a well-behaved boy and said that at the time of his death, he was not part of the rioting students.
“The stray bullet killed him and he died innocently because he was not even part of the striking students. We are in touch with his parents as we jointly manage the burial ceremony with its associated costs. May his soul rest in peace,” Mr Byamukama said.
- Policemen over seeing the situation at St Mary’s College Ruhoroza main gate after a student was shot dead as police tried to calm the striking students yesterday evening .