ST.GERALD’S TEACHER SURVIVES STUDENTS’ FIRE
By Barak Tukashaba
Police is investigating to identify students at St. Gerald’s SS Nyakibale in Rukungiri district who burnt down one of the teachers’ hostels and the administration blocks, leaving everything in school office destroyed on Thursday night.
According to a teacher who was on his duty at the school when the incident occurred; Elias Kiiza, the administration block was set ablaze at around 12:40 AM in the night.
Police identified the teacher whose house was set on fire as Longino Amutuhaire, who the students accused of being brutal to them.
However, luckily, he was helped by a group of sympathetic students that came in and managed to break in and rescue him.
Nazarious Byaruhanga, the school head teacher who was not at the school by the time of the fire say he called Police fire brigade from Rukungiri Police Station who came and put out the fire before it could spread to the whole school. He described the incident as very unfortunate.
The area Member of Parliament honorable Mugume Roland Kaginda while consoling the students and the entire school asked students to be calm not revenge incase of any gossip about the suspects who might have done the incident instead to settle and compete in academics
with other schools In the nation as investigation is ongoing.
Kaginda urged the police to provide enough defense and carry out serious investigations saying that those stupid unknown people may come back to disorganize the school.
The RDC Rukungiri District Mr. Martine Mugabe asked students not to see what happened as their last moment in their life and waste any time but be calm and concentrate on their books for future success.
Meanwhile, Fr. Kasigeire; the Nyakibale parish priest lashed out at those who burnt the offices, saying their main intention was to see the students in miserable life.
He asked the students to speak the truth in time so as to ease investigations.