The victims who included the elderly, children, and women of the Pobura clan from Lobalokodi village had sought refuge at Kwon Cok Primary School in 2021 following a land row with their neighbors of the Pubira clan.
The school deputy head teacher Michael Ocan Ocan says Okee was suspended in April this year and ever since he has persistently been petitioning his office and that of the chairperson Parents Teachers Association and the School Management Committee to consider reinstating him in service.
According to Kidega, besides conducting lessons illegally, the teachers and pupils were not adhering to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures including wearing face masks, observing social distancing, hand sanitizing, with majority not vaccinated.
The Ngomoromo LCI Chairperson Bosco Kidega says the bomb was discovered on Tuesday by parents and casual labourers who unearthed the devices as they were preparing the school garden to embark on the tree-planting campaign.
The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega says preliminary investigations singled out the teacher identified as Robert Oryem as the suspect who could have plotted students to stage the violent strike at the school.