Three people including a teacher, head teacher and Director Home Kindergarten School and Day Care in Busibante Najeera in Kira municipality are in Police cells for alleged murder and negligence of a 6 year old pupil.
The trio is in trouble, following the death of six-year-old Queen Alber Kainerugaba, a top class pupil who was allegedly battered and severely injured by a teacher identified as Juliet Nuwamanya on February 27th, 2020, leading to her death.
It is alleged that the school management led by the director and head teacher whose identities have been withheld by police resolved to handle the matter amicably and fired the teacher, who would later be arrested after the child’s death.
According to the child’s mother Lewis Kainerugaba, they were admitted to Nsambya Hospital until Monday when she passed on.
The school head teacher reported the incident on Monday to Najeera Police, almost 19 days after it happened prompting police to start inquiries.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, says the child had already died by the time police detectives arrived at the Hospital.
Police immediately arrested the director and head teacher and detained them at Najeera Police who would later inform police that the teacher who battered the pupil has been dismissed from the school.
The duo led police detectives from Najjera police station to Katabi in Entebbe Municipality on Monday where they arrested the teacher who had even got job in another school.
A postmortem report from Mulago Hospital shows that the child succumbed to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, a condition where small blood clots develop throughout the bloodstream and block small blood vessels.
The deceased’s mother, Lewis Kainerugaba, says they didn’t report the matter to police hoping the minor would recover. She however, says the child’s condition kept deteriorating until when she breathed her last.