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
//Cue in; “kunabeire nakozireyo…
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…
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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.
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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