Students Arrested over Possession of "Deadly" Weapons

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Ely Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, says the students were planning to attack those participating in the post primary Volleyball and Netball competitions. According to Maate, some of the suspects claim they carried the weapons to protect themselves from being attacked by students from rival schools.

Kabale Police are holding six students accused of sneaking deadly weapons into Kabale municipal stadium during the ongoing post primary netball and volleyball competitions. The students were found in possession of Machetes, Axes, harmers and Iron bars.



Two of the students are from Kabale Trinity College, 1 from Kabale Excel High school and three from Kigezi High School. They include James Besigomwe, Duncan Musimenta, Amos Twinamasiko and Solomon Kiruhura. 




The names of the two other students have been withheld since they are minors. Ely Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, says the students were planning to attack those participating in the post primary Volleyball and Netball competitions.
 
 
According to Maate, some of the suspects claim they carried the weapons to protect themselves from being attacked by students from rival schools. He however, says their explanation doesn't make sense since police always plays its role of ensuring law and order. Duncan Musimenta, one of the suspects says they carried the machetes for security reasons.



 
According to Musimenta, they devised means to protect themselves because of the tension among students of rival schools. Joab Tumwebarize, the Director Kabale Trinity College declined to comment on the matter. 



The arrest of the students comes barely two days after 23 students of Kigezi College Butobere were picked up connection with the attack on Kabale Trinity College on Sunday night.

 

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