Mbale student dies after caning, teacher on the run

What you need to know:

  • The acting Mbale District education officer, Ms Harriet Mwesigwa, who was found at the facility where the student died from declined to comment on the matter.
  • The district senior education officer, Mr Hannington Bakumba, said the teacher will be deregistered if found guilty.

A teacher in Mbale District in eastern Uganda is on the run following the death of a student she allegedly caned for failing to do her assignment.
Denis Wadeba, 18, a senior three student of Nyondo Secondary School in Nyondo Sub-county, died on Monday at St. Theresa Nyondo health centre III where he had been rushed by fellow students for medical attention.
The health centre is a few metres away from the school.
The Elgon regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Robert Tukei, confirmed the death but said he was yet get more details.
“The information I have indicate that a student was beaten to death by the teacher and his body has been taken for postmortem but I am still waiting for more details,” he said.

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