Kabale head teacher arrested over bribe.

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A head teacher in Buhara sub county, Ndorwa East constituency Kabale district has been arrested on allegations of receiving a bribe from one of the teachers at his school.

A head teacher in Buhara sub county, Ndorwa East constituency , Kabale district has been arrested on allegations of receiving a bribe from one of the teachers at his school.

James Twinamarali, the head teacher at  Kabahesi primary school in Buhara sub county, is accused of soliciting a  bribe worth UGX 200,000 from one of the teachers at  the school whom he had allegedly helped to get onto the government payroll .

The head teacher is said to have asked the teacher to give him UGX 200,000 or risk being deleted from the government pay roll.

The teacher is said to have decided to report the matter to the Inspector General of Government office in Kabale saying that the head teacher was harassing him after he failed to part with the money.

On the evening of Thursday July, 2, the head teacher was nabbed by IGG detectives who arrested him shortly after he had received the money the teacher whose name has been with held by the authorities  and took him to Kabale central police station where he is being held .

Stephen Kalete, the deputy in charge of the IGG’s office in Kabale, told URN that it is true his office is following up the matter and that they are finalizing the file of the accused and will later have him transferred to Kampala where he will appear before the Anti –Corruption Court on charges of soliciting for a bribe.

A teacher at Kabahesi Primary School ,who preferred anonymity told our reporter that the head teacher had turned it into his usual practice to solicit for bribes from teachers after threatening to have them transferred .

Emmanuel Niyizeimana Kaguriro, the Kabale district education officer ,says that he has been receiving reports that some head teachers had become small gods at the schools they head but they had not got any evidence to pin them.
He says that the head teacher faces interdiction.

Elly Maate the south-south western regional police spokes person confirms the headteacher’s arrest and that the matter is being handled by the office of the inspector general of police.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.