Two More suspects arrested in connection with Ntungamo school fire

By Anthony Kushaba 

A team headed by the Senior Commissioner of Police, Apora James, and the Acting Director of Police Fire and Rescue Services, together with the territorial police of Rwizi Region and the UPDF, revisited the scene to assess the effects of the fire, put strategies in place to avoid future incidents of fire, and also inspected the safety preparedness of the existing accommodation for students and other school structures.

Samsom Kasasira, the Rwizi regional police spokesperson, says that the director of Police, Fire, and Rescue Services also met with the school board members and the school management, where he emphasized safety precautions to be taken seriously, security, constant engagement of students through guidance and counseling, and discipline of the students.

Kasasira adds that two more students were arrested in connection with the incident: Twesigye Lawrence and Kushaba Norman, but two others are still on the run.

The arrest brings the number of those arrested to six.

Those on the run include Asiimwe Joshua, a student in Senior Three, and Tumushabe Wilber, also in Senior Three, who were suspended due to indiscipline but were still in the school on February 26, 2023

In the same regard, a jerrycan containing gasoline and a blanket soaked in gasoline were recovered at the scene of the fire, indicating that the fire was started intentionally with a motive to destroy property or take lives.

Bonus Atukwase a senior one student was killed in the fire that also injured other three as well as destroying property worth millions.