Kabale Students Arrested for Attacking Rival School

2002 Views Kabale, Western Region, Uganda

In short
Kabale Trinity College Director Joab Tumwebarize says the students are suspected to have hatched an attack on the boys campus of the school. The attack was reportedly executed by about 30 students from Kigezi College Butobere at around 8pm last night.

More than 20 students of Kigezi College Butobere have been arrested for their suspected role in an attack on Kabale Trinity College. They were rounded up by Kabale police from the two different campuses this afternoon. 

Kabale Trinity College Director Joab Tumwebarize says the students are suspected to have hatched an attack on the boy's campus of the school. The attack was reportedly executed  by about 30 students from Kigezi College Butobere at around 8pm last night.

They later assaulted the duty guard and destroyed school property prompting a reaction from Kabale Trinity College students. They apprehended one of the attackers.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate told Uganda Radio Network that the disagreement between the two groups started on Saturday when a group of students from Kigezi College Butobere who tried to attend a sports day function of Kabale Trinity College were allegedly humiliated.

He says that the 23 students are being screened before the next course of action.
 
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Twine Joseph Muganga, the head teacher at Kigezi College Butobere told URN that some of the students arrested by the police are innocent. He however hastened to add that the students who went out to attack another school should face the law.
 
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Muganga added that the two schools have had no outstanding disagreements and that the incident has not affected the relationship between them.
 
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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.