13 Kitgum Students Arrested For Violent Strike

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In short
The strike happened on Thursday after their school was defeated 1- 0 by Vision College in the on-going Copa Coca-Cola Secondary Schools competition. After the match, the rowdy students stormed the streets of Kitgum Municipality and allegedly stole 5 million shillings from Acholi Pride Hotel, shattered windscreens of four parked vehicles and looted shops.

13 students of Kitgum Comprehensive College have been arrested for allegedly masterminding a violent strike.



The strike happened on Thursday after the school was defeated 1- 0 by Vision College in the Copa Coca-Cola Secondary Schools competition.

After the match, the rowdy students stormed the streets of Kitgum Municipality and allegedly stole 5 million shillings from Acholi Pride Hotel, shattered windscreens of four parked vehicles and looted shops.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson said that the students will be charged for malicious damage to property and robbery. He urged school authorities to involve police when planning for the games.



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James Aboda, the Publicity Secretary of the Association of Secondary Schools Headteachers of Kitgum says that it's the second time in two years that students of the College have misbehaved. 



Aboda says that last year, during the same tournament, students vandalized a goal post and net after they were knocked out of the competition by Rev. Jabuloni Issoke Memorial College.


The Copa Coca-Cola Championships ended on Thursday. They attracted 14 secondary schools in the district.



Amuru district will host the Acholi sub-region competition while Jinja College School has been confirmed as the hosts for the 2019 national football secondary schools' Copa Coca-Cola championships. 



 

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