2 Teachers Convicted Over Drowned Pupil

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has dropped his Education Minister and longtime loyalist Prof Silas Lwakabamba.

Chimpreports also understands that The Permanent secretary in the same ministry Sharon Haba was kicked out as well.

The firing of Lwakabamba will surprise observers considering he has been a strong ally of Kagame over a long period of time.

The 68 year old Lwakabamba served in the education Ministry for less than a year, price having been appointed in July last year.

According to Rwanda Prime Minister, ailment Anastase Murekezi, the new Education Minister is Dr Musafiri Malimba.

The new Permanent Secretary is Dr Celestin Ntivuguruzwa.

Lwakabamba previously served as the Minister of Infrastructure in the Kagame Cabinet. Founder of the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, he also served at the helm of the National University of Rwanda.

Kagame has in the last two years dropped a number of top cabinet ministers.
City Hall grade one magistrate Moses Nabende has convicted two teachers of Acorn International School in Bukoto over negligence that led to the drowning and death of 2 year old Sunshine Baraza.’


The two teachers are Florence Awor and Acado Deborah who were directly responsible for looking after the late Mitchel Baraza.

They are accused of letting the boy to sneak into the swimming pool with no one to watch him, viagra approved where he drowned on September 3, 2012.

Florence Awor was pinned by her own statement though which court deduced that she was negligent since she was alerted of the missing pupil in her class but she was not responsive.

Acado Deborah was the class teacher of the class in which the deceased was studying but when she was asked how the baby ended up in the swimming pool, she failed to explain.

Meanwhile the other two co-accused; Wagogo Hasama a swimming pool attendant and Edith Nsasira were acquitted after court found that they were not responsible for the Baraza’s death.

In his defense, Wagogo didn’t deny his duties of looking after the swimming pool, but informed court that he had no swimming classes on the day the boy drowened..

He added that when he was alerted about a child in the pool, he rushed to save his life but it was too late.

The sentencing of these two has been set for tomorrow Thursday in the presence of their lawyer who was not court today.


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