The authorities in Masindi are hunting for a teacher who allegedly defiled and impregnated a 15-year-old girl.
Robert Musiime a teacher at Kabalega primary school is alleged to have defiled a pupil at his school.
The acting district education secretary, Kanaginagi Ateenyi, says the matter was brought to the attention of the authorities shortly after his office received reports that the girl had stopped attending school and that the teacher had sought an out of court settlement with the girl's parents.
According to Kanaginagi, the teacher agreed to pay one million shillings to the girl's parents and the matter was put at bay.
But Kanaginagi says both the teacher and the parents are being investigated.
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Kiiza Monica, the Kabalega Primary School headmistress says the teacher has since stopped teaching at her school, but says that the matter is being handled with seriousness.