Kisoro Teacher Wanted For Assaulting A Pupil to Death

By Gideon Tumwijukye


KISORO: Police in Kisoro are hunting for the primary school teacher for assaulting a pupil to death.

Pasco Hakizimana, a teacher at Mutorole primary school in Nyakabande sub-county in Kisoro district is on the run for allegedly assaulting a primary four pupil because of failure to understand his lesson leading to his death.

According to Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, the deceased is 11-year-old Dan Gasore, the son of Hillary Tumusiimwe, a Boda boda rider and resident of Ruburankono village in Gasiza parish Nyakabande sub-county. According to Tumusiime, the errant teacher assaulted the deceased on March 09, 2023, for allegedly failing to grasp what he was teaching.

He explains that the minor returned home while crying and accused the teacher of beating him on the head and back. Tumusiime explains that the minor’s condition deteriorated and he started bleeding from the nose prompting them to rush him to a nearby clinic for treatment. He says that on Monday evening, the clinic referred the minor to Kisoro hospital for further management where he died moments after arrival.

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Maate has confirmed the incident, saying that the deceased’s body is lying at Kisoro hospital mortuary pending postmortem as investigations into the matter continue. He says that police have also commenced a search for Hakizimana who is currently on the run.


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