Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region Police spokesperson, explains that on September 9, 2023, the deceased was given 640,000 Shillings to pay school fees, but he squandered the money.
Rwampara District are holding Wilberforce Mucunguzi, and searching for his
wife, Provia Natukunda, both residents of Bushenyi Cell, Ruganda Sub-County,
Rwampara, on charges of torturing their son to death. The
deceased has been identified as Davis Besisira, 18, a senior four student at
Rwampara Vocational Secondary School.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region Police spokesperson,
explains that on September 9, 2023, the deceased was given 640,000 Shillings to
pay school fees, but he squandered the money. Kasasira explains that on
September 21, upon discovering that Besisira had wasted the money, he went into
hiding at his aunt's place. His parents found him there at night and subjected
him to torture until the morning.
Kasasira further states that the victim was
eventually rescued by Alice Nakuya, the Rugando Sub Count Woman Councilor, who
returned him to school. However, while at school, Besisira's condition worsened
and he was taken to Kinoni Health IV over the weekend where he breathed his
last on Sunday morning.
Kasasira says that the
deceased's body was taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for a
postmortem leading to the arrest of his father, Nakuya explains that she received
reports from Mucunguzi's neighbors about loud cries throughout the night. She says
that went to Mucunguzi's home and discovered Besisira tied with a rope in the
sitting room, crying. Nakuya promptly contacted the police, leading to the
arrest of Mucunguzi, while his wife, Natukunda fled and is currently in hiding.
Dan Mugume, the Headteacher of
Rwampara Vocational Secondary School, says that when Besisira returned to
school, he appeared to be in good health. However, his friends alerted the duty
teacher when they noticed his condition deteriorating. In another incident, the
Isingiro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of
Richmond Tumusime, 11, a Primary Five pupil at Citizen Nursery and Primary
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, alleges that on
Sunday, the deceased had lunch and took juice from his bottle, which is
suspected to have been contaminated. He warned his classmates not to drink from
his bottle, claiming it contained something only meant for his consumption.
Shortly after drinking the juice, Tumusiime began vomiting and lost consciousness. He was rushed to
Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where he passed away.
According to Kasasira,
preliminary investigations suggest that Tumusiime was unhappy about being in a
boarding school, as he was not accustomed to eating only Posho and beans. This
dissatisfaction may have led him to consume poisoned juice. Kasasira says that
the deceased's body is still in the mortuary at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital pending a postmortem examination and further investigations.