According to the Court’s Deputy Registrar, Ayebare Tumwebaze, out of the 40 Appeals, five appellants are serving life sentences which they want the court to overturn. Murder tops the list of Appeals in this session with 20 cases followed by defilement with 14 cases. The others include robbery with four appeals and rape with two cases.
Justice Luswata, on the other hand, challenged women and girls to break the silence of violence against their rights and report cases to authorities such that their violators are decisively dealt with. She explains that studies have established that a lot of cases remain unreported in communities which somehow frustrates their efforts to eliminate abuses.