Teacher Held for Defiling Own Pupil

1753 Views Mbarara, Uganda

In short
Police in Mitooma district have arrested a teacher attached to Nyakahita Primary school in Mutaara Sub County for alleged defilement. John Bosco Arinaitwe was picked up this week after primary seven leaver at Nyakahita primary school reported to police that she was carrying his child. The victim is aged 14 years.

Police in Mitooma district have arrested a teacher attached to Nyakahita Primary school in Mutaara Sub County for alleged defilement.

John Bosco Arinaitwe was picked up this week after primary seven leaver at Nyakahita primary school reported to police that she was carrying his child. The victim is aged 14 years.

The teacher had taken advantage of the 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) period to convince the then candidate into sex promising to cheat for her the science exams.

He reportedly managed to convince the pupil to tell her parents that all the candidates were required to stay at school but was instead staying at the suspect's home.

Bernard Mbangira, the chairperson of the school management committee told URN that the school administration moved in and handed over the teacher to police after learning of the matter.

He says that the teacher had earlier been accused by female pupils of making advances on them but had not been implicated.

Mitooma district police commander Henry Mugarura says the suspect is being held at Mitooma police station pending further investigations into the matter.
############

 

About the author

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.