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.
The Children’s Act, which came into force in 1996, enables police, community leaders, and local officials to handle infringements of children’s rights. But experts say the law is not an adequate deterrent in cases where parents do not provide for their children.
Uganda Radio Network obtained a video of Daniel Kibuye, 32, severely beating the child as Winnie Nakanjako, stood by. The father was indiscriminately hitting the childs legs, the back and the head. It is reported that Nakanjako sanctioned the punishment after administering the first round of beating.
Ruth Adong, another mother who has seen Kibuye over the years struggling to provide for the two kids, says being in police cells is enough punishment. Kibuye has been at Kira Road Police since Tuesday evening. He is disciplined hard working man.
State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Seninde, has said it was wrong for teachers at Marto Nursery School to allow a parent beat child at school. Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday obtained a video of a four-year-old child being severely beaten his father, Daniel Kibuye, while a female teacher as well as other children stood and watched. Kibuye, who has since been detained at Kira Road Police Station on charges of assault and child abuse, was punishing the child for losing his way to school.
Thirty-two-year-old Daniel Kibuye, a resident of Nsooba in Kyebando, faces assault and child abuse charges. Uganda Radio Network captured Kibuye on video severely beating his five-year-son at Marto Nursery School in Kamwokya.
The child captured on video being beaten at school has been identified as a four-year-old pupil at Marto Nursery School in Kamwokya. URN obtained a video of the child being severely beaten by a male adult while a female teacher as well as other children stood and watched. The child, whose names are withheld for ethical reasons, was reportedly being beaten incessantly for failure to take himself to school. The child is usually delivered to school by his six-year-old brother.
A Rakai couple is in police custody following the death of their child during a domestic squabble. Initial reports indicate that the couple\'s 10-year-old child was hit by a brick during a physical confrontation between the parents. The child has been identified as Vicky Namatovu. The child\'s parents are Moses Lubega and his wife Rose Nakanwagi.
There was drama at Parliament today when, in an unprecedented event, government and a Member of Parliament tabled two similar bills before the House for consideration.
Trouble started when the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development Mary Karoro Okurut presented the Children Amendment Bill 2015, which seeks to align the provisions of the Children\'s Act with exisiting laws such as stringent regulations on inter-country adoption and all forms of exploitation.
Jennifer Obong (35), a woman in Kole district who last week tortured and later threw into a pit latrine a seven year old child has been arrested by the police. She has been charged with child abuse and attempted murder.
His legal team recently asked court to stop New Vision from publishing stories about him. The plea was based on a story carried by New Vision on 31st January, 2014 alleging that Glaser and his victims were back together. They claimed that such stories were prejudicial and would influence the court processes.
Masaka court has summoned a Masaka referral hospital doctor to appear before court and testify in a case of a woman who is accused of mutilating the private parts of her then 3 weeks old step daughter.