By Van Deguras
NTUNGAMO: The Ntungamo Chief Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, further adjourned hearing a case involving seven Kyamate senior secondary school students in Ntungamo district over alleged murder and arson at the same school.
Magistrate Gordon Muhimbise adjourned the case until June 20rd, 2023, for further inquiries.
The six suspects were further remanded to Ntungamo prison, and one, Elijah Arinaitwe, was further remanded to Kabale home remand.
The seven suspects are alleged to have committed the offense on February 26th this year at the same school willfully and unlawfully and set fire that gutted Nyerere and Mandela dormitory blocks.
The two dormitories accommodated 146 students, of whom the majority were senior one students who had just joined the school.
Some of the charges they are facing are: one count, which reads that the prime suspect, Tumushabe Wilber, and his colleagues caused the death of Bonus Ankwatirire 14, a student who was in senior one.
Others are three counts of attempted murder and one count of arson for malicious damage to 196 beds valued at four hundred fifty-seven million shillings in property value at the school.
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