Authorities in Mpigi District are intensifying efforts to apprehend a school security guard accused of murdering the 10-year-old son of the director of Buwungu UMEA Primary School.
The grim incident occurred around 8:00 am when the 25-year-old suspect, after convincing the victim to enter his room, allegedly killed him and fled the school premises, leaving the body locked inside.
During the incident, the school director, Umar Ssekamatte, was not present. The school bursar, Esther Nabuuma, received a call from the suspect, who cryptically mentioned finding their “slaughtered chicken” in the school compound.
Confused by the message, she contacted the director, who, upon investigation, discovered his son’s lifeless body with severe injuries in the security guard’s room.
Police investigations suggest a longstanding conflict between the security guard and the school director, who had warned him about substance abuse. Despite ongoing efforts to apprehend the suspect, as of Monday evening, the individual remains at large.
Twaha Kalungi, the chairperson of Buwungu Village, highlighted the shocking nature of the incident, noting that the suspect, who had been employed at the school for only a month, had seemingly built positive relationships with the students.
The community expresses deep shock over the alleged actions of someone perceived as a friend to the boys.