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Butobere students arrested for attacking rival school

By Job Namanya

Added 20th June 2016 11:46 PM

The students were arrested on Sunday night following a tip off

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Butobere students who attacked Trinity College at Police. Photo by Job Namanya

The students were arrested on Sunday night following a tip off

Police in Kabale is holding 23 students of Kigezi College Butobere in Kabale for allegedly attacking another school, Kabale Trinity College in the southern division of the Municipality.

According to the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, Elly Maate, the students were arrested on Sunday night following a tip off from Trinity College members about the attack.

Maate said the Butobere students staged a revenge attack after being chased away from the sports day of Kabale Trinity College.

“They appeared on Trinity College’s sports day without invitation and tried to invade the girls’ sections. After the intervention of Police, they left and people thought it had ended,” said Maate.

However, around 7pm on Sunday, these boys attacked Kabale Trinity College assaulting the gatekeeper and even destroyed some structures at the school.

Authorities at the school called Police and it swung into action arresting the suspects.

“It is unfortunate for students from one school to attack another school. We shall investigate this case and if found guilty, they shall be arraigned in courts of law to answer related charges,” added Maate.

The headmaster for Kigezi College Butobere, Joseph Twine Muganga said some of the students had indeed participated in the unfortunate act and if found guilty, he supports legal action against them.

“We had a roll call in school last night and discovered some of these students were away. Our investigations proved that they could have engaged in the unfortunate incident however when police came to our school some fearful innocent ones were apprehended while running away. We shall sort them out and let the law work on the guilty ones,” said Muganga.

He however denied allegations that the two schools have been at loggerheads before.

“For the four years of my leadership in Butobere, I had not seen any disagreement with Kabale Trinity College. We have been having a good relationship and on most of our functions, we hire their band,” said Muganga.

Joab Tumwebarize, the Kabale Trinity College director said despite this action, his school shall continue cooperating with Kigezi College Butobere.

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