Property worth millions of shillings is reduced to ashes in a fire that gutted a classroom block at Muhanga Progressive Secondary School in Muhanga Town council, Kabale District. Naboth Mugyenyi, one of the eyewitnesses says that they first saw the fire while at a nearby trading centre in Muhanga before they intervened to put it off and alerting police.
Some of the students told URN on condition of anonymity for fear of being victimised that their teachers ordered them to return home after their colleagues threatened to poison them. They claimed that their schoolmates issued the threats following the arrest of their colleagues and failure by management to sack Mpungu.
Swaleh Kinene Katende, the school head teacher says they discovered Nuwagabas death on Sunday morning when they made a roll call and found him missing. A fresh search was made in the burnt dormitory, only to find the pupils body.
Rowland Nuwagaba a senior six candidate and team leader says they wanted to set the school dormitories housing over 300 students on fire in revenge to the recent action by school administration for expelling their colleagues without notice.
Police is concerned that many people resorting to use of solar energy are not aware of how dangerous it can be. The concern was expressed through the Directorate of Fire Prevention and Rescue Services in the Uganda Police Force.
The incident happened at Rutooma Vocational Training College in Northern Division Kabale Municipality where people living in the neighbourhood burnt the boysâ€™ dormitory accusing them of engaging their girls in sexual immorality.