Tragically, Rumanzi, a 23-year-old student enrolled at Kitagata Senior Secondary School in Sheema district, was recently located deceased in a pit latrine after having been reported missing on Sunday.
Deputy headteacher Asaph Mwije reported the disappearance on Monday, stating that Rumanzi was last seen on the school premises the previous Sunday.
The police spokesperson, Martial Tumusiime, revealed that the student’s lifeless body was discovered on Wednesday inside a collapsed pit latrine on the school grounds, the same day he went missing.
Elly Biryomumaisho, the headteacher of Kitagata secondary school, mentioned that the incident briefly disrupted the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams.
Tumusiime further informed that Rumanzi’s remains were transported to Kitagata hospital for a postmortem examination and subsequently handed over to the grieving parents for burial. The unfortunate event not only marks a personal tragedy but also had an impact on the academic proceedings at the school.