By Our Reporter
MASINDI: People alleged to be students of Kabalega secondary school in Masindi district have been accused of beating up people, looting and destroying their property.
The accusations have been made by residents of Kijura and students of Masindi secondary school who claim that the students invaded their areas Monday night after losing the Masindi municipality Coca-cola post primary competitions to Masindi Secondary school earlier on Sunday.
Musindi Bugere a shop attendant in Kijura central cell in Masindi central division who says was beaten at around 6pm by the students who went on rampage beating up the area residents and the students of Masindi secondary school who were in their hostel.
Musindi adds that in a bid to avoid the attack by the students his clients who were at the shop fled without paying for the items they had got from the shop.
Daniel Okech, a boarding student of Masindi secondary school who claims to have been hit by a stone from the students says they were in the dormitory when they suddenly saw stone landing from different directions
Oketch adds that shortly the students stormed the hostel prompting them to flee leaving behind the invading students who later broke into their dormitory where they broke the window glasses, picked a 32 inch screen, a woofer and other items for over 30 students including shoes, trousers, t-shirts among others and took them.
Lawrence Ziiwa, the defense secretary Kijura central said many residents were beaten up in the area and blamed the school management and the tournament organizing committee for what he called failing to control the students and left those to roam causing havoc.
Andrew Tumwesige the headteacher Kabalega secondary school when contacted, confirmed that he was contacted by people who accused his students of invading Masindi secondary school hostel and beating up the students.
However Tumwesige suspect that some of the school’s expelled students could have put on the school’s T-shirt and connived with the wrong elements to commit crimes.
Tumwesige however says he doesn’t condone any form of indiscipline saying any students who will be identified to must have taken part in the act will be held accountable and face the law.
ASP Florence Aciro in charge intelligence Masindi central police advised the students to remain calm and not to revenge.
Aciro adds that as police they are going to organize for meeting between both schools to harmonize the situation but warned that for those who will be found guilt will face the law.
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