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Missing Boy Found Rotting with First Degree Burns

Nuwandinda, a resident of Kitojo village in Bwongyera Sub County was reportedly burnt by his former employer George Kananura, a resident of Kyamuntu in Nyamunuka Town Council.
22 Jan 2020 11:48
The injured boy nursing wounds

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Benson Nuwandinda, a 14-year-old boy who had been reported missing from Mbarara district has been found in Rwashamaire Health Centre IV, where he is nursing severe burns. 

Nuwandinda, a resident of Kitojo village in Bwongyera Sub County was reportedly burnt by his former employer George Kananura, a resident of Kyamuntu in Nyamunuka Town Council. 

The young boy had been employed by Kananura to graze his cows six months ago. However, he left the job to get back to school. But after some time, he decided to return to the same employer for another opportunity to work. 

He says that when he arrived at the place, he was tied with ropes and hang at the entrance of the kitchen where he was burnt with dry banana leaves for allegedly stealing clothes from his employer.      

//Cue in; “kunabeire nakozireyo… 

Cue out…yatandika yanyoshya.”// 

Mollen Katushabe, the mother to the victim Says her boy went missing for four days only to be told that he was found dumped at Rwashamire Health Centre IV in critical condition.   

//Cue in; “omwana wawe ati… 

Cue out…omwana embeera zatabonire.’//  

Nuwadinda is currently admitted at Divine Clinic in Rwashamaire Town Council Ntungamo with severe burns all over his body.  Dr Joseph Twebaze of Divine Clinic says Nuwandinda was admitted in with first degree injuries.  

George Kananura, the accused acknowledged the crime and said that he was in the last stages of agreeing with the parents to resolve the matter amicably.   

//Cue in; “ekintu nikikugwaho… 

Cue out: … nye reportingire.”//   

 The officer at Rwashamaire police station who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the case was opened and waiting for the boy to improve so that they can record his statement.  The accused is currently out on police bond.