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Rukungiri head teacher arrested over defiling two teenagers

James Baryebuza, a 58-year-old head teacher of Karukaata primary school, Rukungiri district has been arrested for allegedly defiling and assaulting two pupils.

Baryebuza is alleged to have defiled a 14 and 15-year-old pupil of the same school between August 2023 and March 2024.  The victims on Thursday last week narrated their ordeal to the school's senior woman teacher. 

The teacher, whose identity has been withheld alerted district education authorities and security authorities at Nyarushanje police station.   

Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that Baryebuza was arrested on Friday and taken to Rukungiri police station as investigations into the matter continue. The case is registered at Rukungiri police station under file number SD 21/26/03/2024.

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