According to the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, Elly Maate the arrested students are accused of mobilizing their colleagues to use violence against the school administration
Police in Kabale is holding 13 students of Kabale Trinity College over allegations of leading a strike that led to the destruction of property.
According to the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, Elly Maate the arrested students are accused of mobilizing their colleagues to use violence against the school administration .
Maate said that at around 7:00Pm on Sunday, students of Kabale Trinity College located along the Kabale-Katuna road in Mwanjari rejected supper alleging that it was not of the right quality.
“After rejecting it, they started shouting and causing confusion within the campus premises. In the process, they destroyed some glasses on buildings within the school,” said Maate.
Police swung into action and dispersed the rowdy students. During the late evening operation, three students identified as Amanya Kigoye-S.4, Derrick Ekinamushabire-S.4 and Bosco Niwabine-S.5 were arrested.
More investigations led to the arrest of other 10 students making the total number of arrested students 13.
Maate condemned acts of violence in schools saying that those arrested shall be produced before courts of law to answer charges related to their actions incase investigations are complete.
Joab Tumwebarize, the School director confirmed the strike condemning students for being bad-mannered while in school. “It is true we could not afford to give them the expected food but would that be the best approach to handle things. Students want us to act their way and we cannot tolerate that,” said Tumwebarize.
Anselm Alinda, the chairperson school council said the strike was majorly as a result of the misunderstanding between students and the administration.
“Despite the half prepared food that they wanted to serve students,they were also dissatisfied with the tough rules the school administration has levied against them. They don’t want fitting clothes in the school which is also angering students,” said Alinda.