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S.4 candidate who punched to death school guard arrested.

A senior four candidate of Luzira secondary school, Duncan Byambala who is accused of punching to death the school guard, Geoffrey Mugerwa on Tuesday will miss the remaining Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations, police have said.

Byambala is currently locked up at Jinja Road police station following his arrest on Wednesday when he showed up to sit for his UCE examinations. According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, the candidate will miss his remaining papers because he is under police confinement as investigations into his case are ongoing.

Trouble for Byambala started on Tuesday afternoon when Mugerwa, 22, blocked him from going out of the school compound for lunch after their morning exams before 1:10 pm as is the practice in the school.

The senior four candidates wanted to use the time to have lunch and return as they wait for their next papers but the school guard couldn’t have any of this. This led to a scuffle, which saw Byambala punch Mugerwa to death.

Police have since maintained tight security at the school. The school head teacher, Peter Homisdas Ssenyimba couldn’t be reached for comment as our reporter was blocked from accessing the premises.

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