Dr Josephine Ahikire, an associate professor of Gender Studies and the Acting Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), says that the victims of sexual harassment have not yet embraced the available mechanisms to report the vice.
In his opening remarks, Justice Katureebe attributed the delayed judgment to numerous issues including health problems. Justice Katureebe explained that he was unwell and underwent surgery, adding that he will be flying out of the country the next week to undergo eye surgery.
According to the court records, the convict performed a sexual act on a 12-year- old pupil in the girls dormitory at Makos High School during prep in June 2016. However, Justice Abodo convicted him of indecent assault after prosecution failed to prove that the sexual act took place.
Mark Rashid, the bursar of Makos High School in Kawempe division, initially charged with aggravated defilement, was convicted on a different crime after the prosecution failed to prove that a sexual act had taken place, despite placing the accused at the scene-of-crime.
The case was scheduled for hearing on Tuesday before Justice Jane Francis Abodo but prosecution led by Catherine Akello asked for an adjournment on grounds that the complainant who is also the main witness had yet to be traced.
Appearing before the committee, Professor Elly Katunguka, the Vice-chancellor Kyambogo University said the major problem leading to sexual harassment is the fact that girls in the University are not adequately supported by their parents, leading them to seek support from men.
Babirye was picked up from Kamuli district last week in connection to the kidnap of two children from Nsangi town Council in Wakiso district. She was tracked down by a team of detectives from Kampala Metropolitan Police and Nsangi Police Station when she called the parents of her victims demanding a ransom of Shillings 5 million.
The medical association says that 15 of the experts among them are on standby to voluntarily provide treatment to all victims of torture arising out of the infamous arrests. Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the President of Uganda Medical Association says the assembled experts were chosen based on descriptions on the condition of the victims.
When asked by the Commission Lead Counsel, Ebert Byenkya to explain her involvement in the matter, Namuganza said President Museveni met the warring parties on June 11th 2018 and that he was only interested in the welfare of the Bibanja holders.
Four of the suspects managed to flee to safety when the operatives intercepted the taxi. Flying Squad operatives picked up the suspects after days of tracking their group, which is led by a one Sanoni, a resident of Nansana Kibuloka and his deputy identified as Big Meat.
According to the 2017 Annual Crime and Road Safety Report, pedestrians were the biggest victims of road accidents. At least 1,319 out of the 3,500 people killed in road accidents last year were pedestrians while 2,135 of the 10,420 injured persons were pedestrians. Drunkards, minors and school going children being the most affected.