Sheema: Senior Four student killed in a physical fight

Sheema – In a devastating turn of events, a physical altercation in Sheema has claimed the life of a talented Senior Four student. Geofrey Amanya, a 17-year-old student at Busibo Secondary School, tragically lost his life in the incident that took place at approximately 12:00hrs at Kanyamukondo cell, Kashozi ward, Kashozi division, Sheema municipality when deceased and his brother had taken coffee for sale at Kyanyamukondo trading centre,” said Mr Marcial Tumusiime, the greater Bushenyi police spokesperson.

“After reaching the factory, the deceased started loading the coffee in the machine by himself which annoyed the casual labourers who demanded to know why he was doing their work. The fighting ensued and one of the labourers hit the deceased with a big stick on the head.”

The details surrounding the altercation are still unfolding, and police are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances leading up to this unfortunate incident.

Mr Tumusiime said no arrests have already been made as the suspects are on the run

Geofrey Amanya was a bright young individual, beloved by his family, friends, and teachers alike. Known for his intelligence and dedication to his studies, he was seen as a promising student with vast potential.

The victim was then rushed to Bushenyi Medical Center in Kabwohe town where he received first aid before being referred to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Friday.

While it is too early to draw definitive conclusions, it is essential that we recognize the importance of fostering an environment of peaceful conflict resolution and empathy within our communities. Events such as these remind us of the need for open dialogue, compassion, and understanding to prevent violence and safeguard the well-being of our youth.

As the investigation unfolds, the police are urging anyone with valuable information related to the incident to come forward and assist in bringing justice for Geofrey Amanya


The loss of Geofrey Amanya serves as a heart-wrenching reminder of the value of life and the importance of creating safe spaces for our children to grow, learn, and thrive. His memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him, and his absence will undoubtedly be felt by the entire community. In these trying times, let us extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and teachers of Geofrey Amanya.

May they find strength, solace, and unity in their grief and may Geofrey’s soul rest in eternal peace. It is only through collective effort and compassion that we can build a safer and more harmonious environment for generations to come. If you or someone you know is struggling with violence or mental health, please seek help from the appropriate authorities or professionals.

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