A teacher of Igaka Primary school in Isulabutundwe Ward in Geita District, Emmanuel Chacha (35) has died after being murdered by his fellow teacher.
Geita Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Safia Jongo confirmed the incident yesterday, saying it occurred on March 15, 2023.
RPC Jongo said the victim died after being stabbed with a sharp object on the abdomen.
“The accused is also a teacher, aged 35 years (name withheld), a resident of Igaka Village, Isulabutundwe Ward at Kasamwa Division,” she said.
She said the incident occurred in a classroom at the school when the teachers were preparing examinations for standard one pupils.
“It seems that the source of the incident is misunderstanding between the two teachers, because they were eyeing a certain leadership position of the school’s department.
The investigations of the incident are in progress and the suspect has confessed to committing the incident after being interrogated.
The suspect claims that the reason behind committing the murder is that his fellow teachers seemed to ignore him” explained the RPC.