Turabi looks at human relationships from an African standpoint on four axes: harmony (the ultimate value is to live in harmony with the spiritual and physical world, not to obey some transcendent rules of right/wrong), spirit (meaning is found in pragmatic interpretation of spiritual matters), power (seeking survival by manipulating the dynamism of the universe for your own ends), and kinship (pursuing harmony and meaning and power are all done in the context of promoting one's own family/clan).
So in this context, how do teenagers relate to their dorm mates? Well, they don't want to create enemies. This is not a question of truth, or right. For them it is a question of survival, of staying out of trouble, of keeping harmony in relationship. I didn't have much to say, other than go to a trusted staff member regularly, don't let things build up, lead by example, and pray. Perhaps if these kids learn to lead in their dorm, the ripple effect in decades to come will change leadership in Bundibugyo.