Police in Kitgum District are holding 12 students of Kitgum High School for their alleged involvement in a strike that occurred on Monday evening at the school.
Kitgum District police commander ASP Moses Oola , confirmed that the students being helded at Kitgum Central Police Station are suspected to be the master minds of the strike in which property worth millions of shillings were destroyed.
The strike escalated after the students accused school authoritiesof feeding them on poor quality food and power outages which have affecting their studies.
ASP Moses Oola said the students whose identities were concealed are helping police in investigating the strike.
Speaking during a meeting convened by the district leadership and school administration on Tuesday evening, the students through their leaders revealed that apart from the porridge without sugar and bitter posho being served to them, they were also protesting over contributions towards a Geography field work study that they didn’t attend.
The school head teacher Christopher Opoka dismissed the allegations as baseless.
Security has been deployed at the school in a bid to deter other students from engaging in any possible strike and to protect the school property.
Kitgum Resident district commissioner William Komakech revealed that the police and army have been deployed at the school in a bid to ensure that sanity prevails until the school closure for second term holidays.