A parent has sued Sir Apollo Kaggwa Primary School-Nakasero over the death of his child.
In a suit that was filed in the High Court Civil Division, Martin Sentamu is seeking a recovery of general damages, punitive damages, interest and costs of the suit arising out of the school’s negligent acts or omissions that occasioned the death of his son Imran Kasujja Kyagulanyi at its premises.
According to Daily Monitor, Sentamu states that on July 5, 2019, while in a classroom on the school premises, the 5-year-old Kyagulanyi who was in Top Class Purple was hit by a loose frame of timber that had a thick layer of granite affixed on it.
“That as a result of being hit by the heavy frame of timber the deceased obtained blunt force trauma injuries that led to his death about an hour after the incident,” the suit read in part.
He further says that the death of his son caused him and his family excessive emotional distress, mental anguish and the younger sibling of the deceased who was also a pupil at the school was so traumatised that he has since refused to return to the same school.
Through Amanyire & Mwebaze Advocates, Sentamu is seeking a declaration that the death of the deceased resulted from the defendant’s negligence.
He is seeking Shs950 million as general damages, Shs50 million as punitive damages, costs of the suit, interest and other remedies deemed appropriate by court.
Court documents further indicate that the child was in good health and had no medical complications that were known to the parents before he met his death.