Court in Lyantonde has remanded four students of Kinuuka High school to a week in prison for leading a violent strike. The students appeared yesterday before Fortunate Kamukama, Lyantonde grade one magistrate.
Court in Lyantonde has remanded four students of Kinuuka High school to a week in prison for leading a violent strike. The students appeared yesterday before Fortunate Kamukama, Lyantonde grade one magistrate. They are Moses Kashaba, Denis Atatuhaabwa, Daniel Tumukunde, and Fred Talemwa.
They are accused of masterminding a violent strike last months, in which students beat up their head teacher Bernard Kagoda living him injured critically. Kagoda was admitted at Mulago hospital where he spent two weeks on treatment. They also beat up several teachers including the Deputy Head teacher Denis Nuwagaba before burning his car and destroying school property worth millions of shillings.
Appearing in court last evening, Richard Turyaho, the Lyantonde Resident State Attorney told Court that the four students destroyed property worth millions of shillings and injured several people including their head teachers. Turyaho asked court not to grant the four suspected masterminds of the strike bail saying tempers are still high at the school. However, the four students pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Kamukaka remanded the students to Lyantonde prison saying it will send a strong message to other students who have made it a habit to rampage. He adjourned the hearing to 19th July, when the case will come up for mention. In a related incident, calm has returned to Kasambya secondary school in Lyantonde town after two days of violent strikes in the school.
Students of Kansambya staged a violent strike on Monday and Tuesday protesting poor quality meals, power outages and lack of lack of water. The students beat up their headmaster Stanley Mugume and soiled his house with posho and beans before they were dispersed by police.
Rashid Agero, the Lyantonde DPC says that calm has returned to the school. Agero says that says police met parents, students, and school management and agreed to address the students’ grievances.
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