Masindi teacher steals pig to raise NRM nomination fee for LC 3 seat

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A National Resistance Movement (NRM) leaning teacher is detained at Masindi Police Station on charges of allegedly stealing a pig “to raise money for nomination fee for the Labongo Sub-county LC 3 seat” in Masindi District.

The officer in charge of Masindi police station, Mr Aggrey Kyesimire, identifies the suspect as William Kyomya, a head teacher Boma nursery and primary school in Kihaguzi parish, Pakanyi sub-county in Masindi district.

Mr Kyesimire told the press at his office this evening that Kyomya who is in his mid 50s purportedly stole the pig from7-Gifts primary school farm in Kihonda village, Pakanyi sub-county where he part-timed as a teacher before he was sacked last year.

The police officer added that the suspect was arrested by the residents after news circulated that a pig belonging to the school was missing, forcing them to mount an operation to crackdown on the culprit.

In the event, the residents allegedly caught Kyomya red-handed with the stolen pig and having already called the buyer for the deal. They, therefore, arrested the teacher before handing him to the police for legal management.

Mr Kyesimire said that on interrogation, Kyomya purportedly admitted to having stolen the pig in order “to raise money for nomination fee” so that he could “contest for the Labongo Sub-county LC 3 chairmanship”.

The police officer added that Kyomya who also taught Geography at one of the secondary schools in Masindi town has been in the spotlight for criminal acts including misappropriating UNEB fees for primary seven candidates at 7-Gifts primary school.

During his stay there, Kyomya was also entrusted with managing the project of about 80 pigs but within two months, a record eight pigs had got lost forcing the proprietor to terminate his services, according to the police officer.

However, Kyomya later landed on his current job as head teacher of Boma primary school.

The police officer condemned the teacher’s act adding that investigations into the matter were underway.

Mr Kyesimire advised politicians at all levels to avoid indulging in criminal acts especially stealing for their political ambitions.

Audio: Kyesimire on theft (English)

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