Missing Isingiro Pupil Found Dead

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Moses Muzima, the Isingiro District Police Commander, says minor could have been raped before she was killed. Muzima says they have arrested three people in connection to the incident.

A primary four pupil in Isingiro district who went missing a week ago has been found dead. The deceased is 10-year-old Mercy Mbabazi, a pupil of Ruborogota Grean valley primary school in Isingiro district.
 
 
Mbabazi disappeared on Monday last week on her way from school. It is alleged that Mbabazi left school with two friends but they were tricked by a stranger who offered them money to go and buy chapatti from Ruborogota trading center and he stayed behind with the deceased.

 
On their return, the two minors failed to trace their friend prompting them to alert her parents. They launched a manhunt for the pupil only to find her torso yesterday in Ruborogota swamp.
 

Moses Muzima, the Isingiro District Police Commander, says minor could have been raped before she was killed. Muzima says they have arrested three people in connection to the incident.
 
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The suspects are Hamudini Harerimana, a casual worker and Rwandan National, David Ahimbisibwe and Maria Kasiime, all residents of Ruborogota parish in Ruborogota Sub County. Florence Mastiko, a resident of Rubogota trading center, says the suspects were linked to several defilement cases in the past but nothing was done.
 

 

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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.