Two Held Over Death of Mbarara High school Student

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Benon Twinomujuni, the Head Teacher Mbarara High School has welcomed the arrest of the suspects, saying it is very important for the school and parents of the deceased to bring those behind the death of student to justice.

Mbarara Police are holding two suspects in connection to the death of a former student of Mbarara High school, only identified as Linux way back in 2016. The suspects are Hamuza Agaba and Juma Ssentongo alias Kanyama, both residents of Kiyanja in Kamukuzi division in Mbarara municipality.
 
 
Linux was killed and his body dumped near Byafura where it was found by police. The deceased's body was found with deep cuts. Jaffar Magyezi, the Mbarara District Police Commander, says they picked up the suspects after getting some clues linking them to the murder.

 
He however, didn't divulge details on what role the suspects played in the murder. The suspects are said to have been very close friends to the late Linux. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police spokesperson, says they are still hunting for more suspects connected to the murder.
 

 
Benon Twinomujuni, the Head Teacher Mbarara High School has welcomed the arrest of the suspects, saying it is very important for the school and parents of the deceased to bring those behind the death of student to justice.

 

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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.