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Luzira S.S student detained over murder of school guard

Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed report.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The senior four candidate of Luzira secondary school who is accused of punching the school guard to death on Tuesday will miss his remaining papers, Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson has revealed.

The candidate is locked up at Jinja Road police station following his arrest on Wednesday when he showed up to sit for his Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations. According to Owoyesigyire, the candidate will miss his remaining papers because he is under police confinement as investigations into his case are ongoing.

Trouble for the candidate started on Tuesday afternoon when the school guard identified as Geoffrey Mugerwa, 22, blocked him from going out to the school compound for lunch after their morning exams before 1:10pm as is the practice in the school.

The senior four candidates wanted to use the time to have lunch and return as they wait for their next papers but the school guard couldn’t have any of this. This led to a scuffle, which saw Byambala punch Mugerwa to death.

Police have since maintained tight security at the school. The school head teacher, Peter Homisdas Ssenyimba couldn’t be reached for comment as our reporter was blocked from accessing the premises.

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