Kigezi High School students held over strike

The police in Kabale is holding eight students of Kigezi High School for masterminding the torching a prefect's dormitory alias "White House."

The suspects include senior six candidates and their senior five counterparts.

The students were picked up on Tuesday following a violent strike that led to the burning of "White House and one of the houses used by the senior man teacher, James Katureebe.

The students rampaged after the school management expelled four students for their alleged involvement in a sexual affair.

They also demanded the transfer of their deputy head teacher, Edson Bakiga for alleged cruelty.

The students also accused the administration of failing to buy a pickup truck yet they have been contributing Shillings 50,000 each term since 2013.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, said the suspects were picked up after preliminary investigations implicated them for being the ring leaders of the strike.

Maate said that eight other students are on the run, saying police is in pursuit.

Stephen Mugume, the head teacher Kigezi High school said that the expelled students violated Rule 20 of the school that prohibits all sorts of sexual immorality.

Mugume said there is no way the school can turn a blind eye to cases of indiscipline among students.

However, one of the students accused of masterminding the strike denied any wrong doing, saying they were already asleep by the time strike started.

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