According to Kawumi, Habiyakare deserved an 18-year jail sentence, but he reduced the three months he spent on remand. Trouble for Habiyakare started on February 28th this year, when he was caught redhanded defiling his 14-year-old victim and primary six pupil at the school.
The children crossed into Uganda following fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) soldiers that started on March 28 in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province.
Emmanuel Mwunvaneza, Kisoro District Education Officer, says that they have been forced to close the school following an emergency meeting by the District Security Committee and other stakeholders to provide space for the refugees.
President Museveni promised in 2017, to construct the Institute in memory of the late John Muhima Kalekezi, the father of the former Inspector-General of Police Edward Kale Kahiyura for his role in instilling the spirit of Pan-Africanism amongst Ugandans. In the same year, the President laid a foundation stone for the construction of the institute on 168-acres’ of land at Rwivovo village in Nyakabande sub-county.
The closed schools include St Lawrence Pre and Primary School in Nyakinama sub-county, Blessed Future Primary School, Victorious Pre and Primary School in Nyarubuye sub-county and Bunagana Pride Pre and Primary School in Bunagana Town Council.
Kisoro district leaders have closed St. Paulâ€™s Secondary School, Mutolere, after students staged a violent strike at the school. More than 1000 students have been sent home. The students staged a strike on Saturday evening after they were reportedly denied a chance to watch a soccer match between Uganda Cranes and Tanzania.