Grief as Senior six student dies in a pit latrine
Kitagata Secondary school community are mourning the death of a 23-year-old S.6 student who was found dead after falling into a pit latrine at the school campus.
Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson, revealed that the incident happened on Sunday 12/11/2023 at around 3:00pm when he had gone to ease himself.
He identified the deceased as Capson Rwamamanzi,23, a resident of Nyabutama 1, Butare Parish, Ntungamo sub-county in Ntungamo district.
An eye witness, Muhanuzi Aguma, a fellow student who was occupying another latrine said he heard a weird sound fall in the next door prompting him to check only to find that the flour of the latrine had caved in.
Aguma suspected that someone might have fallen into the latrine thereby notifying Asaph Mwije, the Deputy Head teacher of the school who sanctioned a roll call at 3:45Pm to ascertain the whereabouts of the deceased.
The roll call confirmed that the deceased (Capson) was absent in the school suspecting that he might have gone out with other S.4 students who had finished their exams.
But the deputy head teacher made another roll call at 7:00 Pm and the victim was still missing which prompted the deputy head teacher to report the incident at Kitagata police station the following day on Monday 13/11/2023 at 1:45Pm.
Baramura Innocent, the Father of the deceased told reporters that he was informed the school administrators on Monday after noon about the missing of his child after missing morning exams.