Masika was admitted to the hospital on November 26, 2020, after she was hit by a teargas canister during a confrontation between supporters of then-presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu and the police. Kyagulanyi was addressing a political rally in Kasese.
According to records, the district registered an increase of child abuse cases from 2,082 in 2018 to 20,653 in 2019. Last year, the cases rose to 25,439 cases and this year alone Kasese has so far recorded over 22 child abuse cases.
According to records, the commission has so far granted Amnesty certificates to 27,300 reporters since the Amnesty Act was enacted and only 9,414 former combatants who renounced rebellion against the government of Uganda from the different rebel groups have been reintegrated.
Baryomunsi who met a few leaders and locals from the sub-county said the government was aware of the tensions in the community and has been working to ensure that it's controlled. “There issue of land titles should not be a concern anymore because we are handling it and soon you will receive them.” He said.
The Coordinator Kasese District union of people with disabilities Peter Baluku says that since the beginning of the year, the organization has received more than 10 cases which have been reported to the police.
Ibrahim Kasyana, the Coordinator Para-Social Workers in Karusandara Sub County, says they are teaming up with local council chairpersons to handle domestic cases. He also says they counsel and refer victims who need further management.
The display officer, who only identified herself as Samantha, said there was a low turn up since the exercise begun. She also said that a number of voters, who didn’t find their names on the register, said they wouldn’t bother checking at the neighboring stations.
Mondo Kyateka, the Assistant Commissioner for Youth and Children Affairs in the Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry, says Kasese is among the top districts where instructors use corporal punishment to discipline learners.