Police chief Kale Kayihura has given the family of a Kabale student who was on Sunday shot dead by police.
Allan Ntunguka, 17, a student of St Mary’s College Rushoroza in Kabale municipality was shot dead during a clash between supporters of two English Premier League clubs, Arsenal and Liverpool.
The deceased was a senior five student and a resident of Nyaruhanga in Ikumba sub-county, Rubanda district.
The school head teacher, Remegio Byamukama, told Uganda Radio Network that a fight erupted at around 7pm when a group of senior three students allegedly stormed the dining hall and forcefully occupied the front seats that were already occupied by senior six students for a better view of the screen.
Byamukama says the teachers on duty tried to restore order in vain, which forced them to alert the Police for help.
Police Constable Job Musawo, attached to Rushoroza Police post in Kabale municipality, opened fire on arrival upon which a stray bullet hit the deceased in the right shoulder.
Ntunguka was rushed to Rushoroza Health Centre IV, and later referred to Kabale regional referral hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi Region, says Musawo is currently on the run.
KFM reports that Ntunguka’s family has received Sh5m from Kayihura to facilitate the funeral.
Police Director of Operations Asuman Mugyenyi delivered the money and a condolence message during a requiem mass held at Nyakatungunda Catholic Church in Rubanda district.