By Ambrose Kweronda
A head cook at Hope Preparatory School in Rubuguri Town Council Kisoro district is currently under detention for allegedly defiling a 9 year old pupil.
Information obtained by our reporter indicates that the victim whose identity has been concealed because she is a minor in Primary One class.
She was reportedly abused by the school cook identified as Howard Twinamatsiko, who has since been arrested and is in detention at Kisoro Central Police Station.
Twinamatsiko was first detained at Rubuguri Police Station after a report was filed by school authorities.
The school head teacher Robert Musinguzi, confirmed the news saying the ugly incident occurred during school playtime.
Musinguzi says the ill-hearted cook lured the minor to a pig sty, behind the classrooms where he performed the evil act.
“After performing the act, some other pupils saw him pulling up and zipping his trousers. The victim came out shortly. Then, the pupils suspected something.” the head teacher said.
The suspect promised to “buy something for those that had seen him.”
The head teacher says when the pupils saw the victim bleeding, they took her to the school latrine, cleaned her and decided to conceal the hideous secret since the suspect had promised to buy for them something but in the evening, the learners decided to inform the teachers.
According to the head teacher, Twinamatsiko had defiled another minor at another school he previously worked for in the neighboring Nkuringo Town Council.
“We have just learnt that he previously worked at another school where he also defiled a minor. But we think authorities at that school feared legal battles or had no witnesses and he escaped justice like that,” Musinguzi noted.
Defilement cases are on the rise in Kisoro. Last week, Habarurema Cosma James a teacher at Kagera Primary School, defiled his 15-year-old pupil. Kisoro police say he is still on the run.
On Wednesday, October 12, 2022 a 16-year-old girl gave birth to a baby boy, moments after reaching Rubuguri Primary School for classes. She was in Primary six.