Connivance? Bursars arrested as thugs rob school clean
By Davis Mugabi
Nagalama Police Station is investigating a report of a burglary that took place at the Kasawo Secondary School in the early hours of Monday morning. According to information, a group of thugs suspected to be armed entered the school and tied up the private security guards before breaking into the school’s administration office and bursar’s office. They made away with three computers and other items of value.
Upon receiving the report, the police responded immediately to the scene. The area was cordoned off and a canine unit was brought in to aid in the investigation. Two of the private security guards were injured and two others are still at large.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the school’s money safe was not being used and was faulty. The two Bursars who were using one office claimed that they had 63 million shillings in an old wooden drawer.
Further investigation revealed that the three computers that were stolen had been recently interconnected by the new headmaster, suggesting that they were specifically selected.
“Two of the Bursars have been arrested to assist in the investigation,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire says.
A meeting was earlier held at the school with the District Police Commander, members of the Parent-Teacher Association, and the Board chairs and members to discuss the incident and plan the way forward.
Owoyesigyire, however, notes that the police investigation is ongoing, “and we urge anyone with information that could help in the investigation to come forward and report to the nearest police station.”