The Territorial Police in KMP East and Mukono has launched a serious manhunt for a group of 5 thugs, who attacked two local guards at St. John S.S. located at Kyawambago villag, Nakisunga Sub-county, in Mukono district. The preliminary findings indicate that the 5 thugs, entered the school premises on the 27.03.2022, at around 2am, while armed with pangas.
They rounded up 3 students of the school in S.2, S.4. and S.6 and tied them up. They also tied the two watchmen at the school and killed them instantly. The body of Kanyole Patrick, a 58 year old local guard, was found near the school play ground, with sisal rope that had tightly gripped his neck. Both hands were tied and a deep cut on his forehead. The body of his colleague, Hyuha Fred, was found inside the sentry box with a deep cut on his head and abrasions around the neck area, showing signs of strangulation.
The thugs after killing them, went and broke into the offices of the Headteacher and Bursar. An unspecified amount of items were stolen including money. They also dismantled and stole the school DVR for the CCTV camera. Exhibits of evidential value where recovered from the scene. Efforts in place to identify the culprits and bring them to book.
Providing a safe learning environment is of paramount importance to education providers. Therefore, all school are encouraged to ensure the safety of students and staff and the security of the school infrastructure. For instance, the use of CCTV cameras, access controls, armed security guards, intruder alarms and raised wall perimeters. All these different elements contribute to the overall safety of the school.
Source: Uganda Police Force