February 23, 2024

Lightening conductors theft on rise in Kikuube


lightning rod for lightning protection is installed on the roof of the house. File photo

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Educationists and local leaders in Kikuube district accused police for not helping in fighting increasing theft of lightening arresters in schools.

Deogratius Byakagaba, the Kikuube district education officer explains that several schools have lost lightening arresters to unknown people. He noted that most of the lightening arresters had been installed on the school structures by world vision.

The affected Schools are Kabira, Bujugu, Kamusunsi, Kikuube BCS, Muteme and Kaigo primary schools among others and most of the affected schools had more than two lightning arresters, adding that people behind the act are not known.

He expresses concern that police have not done enough to fight to deal with this increasing act of theft of devices from the school structures.

He noted that recently a suspect was arrested at night on top of the school roof of Muteme primary school by the guard and the suspect was handed over to police.

However Byakagaba says that police released the suspect before producing him to court and is currently back in the community, something he said  continues to fuel  the act.

Amlan Tumusime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner condemned the act and wondered how someone was arrested vandalizing government property and police released him. 

Tumusiime ordered for fresh investigation of the case to ensure that the suspect gets re-arrested and be taken to court for prosecution and serve as an example.


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