RUKUNGIRI DISTRICT – Police in Rukungiri District have launched investigations under which a senior four female student was discovered dead just hours to sit her final examination paper.
Police identified the deceased as Brenda Ankunda, a senior four student at Rukungiri High School who was supposed to sit her final UCE exam, the paper for Literature in Kiswahili on Thursday this week.
Authorities say the body of Ankunda was retrieved from Kahengye stream on Wednesday after she left home on Monday saying she was going to school to prepare for the final paper.
The victim was last week reportedly sent home after writing her Agriculture paper with instructions that she would return Thursday to sit her the Kiswahili exam.
It’s reported that the school administration waited for Ankunda tto turn for the exam up to 11am on Thursday until the head teacher, Mr Robert Mbasa decided to contact her family in Bugangari sub- County.
The family confirmed to them that the student had turned up for school which left both parties in suspense.
“Brenda left home on Monday evening for school but today morning, we were surprised to receive a phone call from the school administrators asking us her whereabouts,” said a family member who asked not to be named in this story.
When Ankunda’s family on Thursday went to police to report a missing person, they were shocked to learn that a body of unidentified woman which police had retrieved from the stream on Wednesday was that of their daughter.
Police said they retrieved the body from Kahengye stream and took it to Rwakabengo Health Centre III mortuary for postmortem as they waited for relatives to claim it.
By press time, police had launched investigations to establish the cause of Ankunda’s death, according to Mr Victor Arimpa, the Rukungiri police CID.