Mbarara Police Searching for Missing Pupil


In short
John Kabangiira reportedly left his parent’s home in Nyakaizi Cell in Kakoba division in Mbarara Municipality to go to the nearby shops and never returned home.

Mbarara Police are hunting for a 14-year-old primary seven pupil of Uganda Marty's Primary School who disappeared on September 18th, 2019.

John Kabangiira reportedly left his parent's home in Nyakaizi Cell in Kakoba division in Mbarara Municipality to go to the nearby shops and never returned home. 

According to sources, the teenager was with the maid identified as Dorothy Nasasiira when he left home. 

Nasasiira waited for the teenager to return home in vain prompting her to alert his uncle who was away at work. 

The teenager's uncle, Cannery Magaragaruho, says they have tried to find the missing boy in vain.


He says that they also made several radio announcements on local radio stations asking people to volunteer information on the whereabouts of the teenager but nobody has showed up. 

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region police spokesperson, says police are working closely with the family to find the missing child. 

He says they have opened inquiries under police file number 95/20/09/2019 of Mbarara Police station.


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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.