BAHIMA-BAIRU TRIBAL FIGHTS AT MUNTUYERA H/S: 81 STUDENTS SUSPENDED
By Elly Katahinga
The management of Muntuyera High school-Kitunga in Ntungamo district has suspended the whole senior five class of 81 students following tribal conflicts.
The tribal conflict was sparked off by S.4 students of Rwandese origin and some of Bahima clan mates who had sticks better known as (Enkoni) in their dormitories fighting with other clans especially S.5 students saying that they are teasing them for the last time.
According to the Head teacher Muntuyera High school-Kitunga Stephen Stephen Atuhaire who talked to www.mknewslink.com reporter last evening in his office the errant S.4 students last week attacked the S.5 students during the night leaving some with injuries but Wednesday night S.5 wanted to revenge un fortunately the move aborted due to heavy police deployment in and around the school.
Muntuyera High school has enrollment of 452 students and 104 students are sitting for UCE examinations this year.
Atuhaire noted that after their move aborted they decided to move outside the school in the nearby bars in Rwashamaire town council planning to come back in wee hours to attack and burn the school but they found no student in dormitories and later decided to find them in the examination rooms but over powered by S.6 students and police.
As school management decided to suspend the whole class but when they reached out of the school they were ambushed by S.4 students with sticks in Rwashamaire town council.
He attributed the tribal conflicts to indiscipline cases of some students who usually fear to sit for the south Ankole diocese examinations which are set for next week.
Atuhaire noted that the police have started investigations and the culprits will be brought to book.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website
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