Kasese child dies in a pit latrine

By Our reporter

Kasese Uganda

A four year old nusary child of Margarita Preparatory school in Kasese Municipality last evening October 8 2019) died after falling into a pit latrine in the school premises where she had gone to answer nature’s call.

Ketrine Gift Muhindo, a pupil in the middle class had gone to ease herself unaccompanied by a teacher or caretaker.

Mr Morris Hulhukya, the acting Kasese municipal principal education officer confirmed the incident and attributed it to negligence by a teacher who was supposed to accompany the pupil to the pit latrine.

The incident subsequently angered the residents who accuse the school of allegedly not working towards the protection of the learners despite the heavy school fees the school charges.

When contacted by this reporter the school authorities declined to comment about the incident. The body was picked by police at around 05:45pm and taken to the Kasese Municipal Health Center III mortuary for postmortem.

This is the second incident involving learners from this institution on negligence. Recently, a pupil at the same school was kidnapped along the way as she was returning from having her lunch meals in Kisanga B Cell near Mawa market. She was however rescued live from Saluti B where the kidnappers had hidden her

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