in Bunyangabu District is holding a man for
concealing the defilement of his daughter.
victim, an eight- year-old girl and a primary two pupil at Kiboota Primary School in Buheesi Town Council was
by her grandfather Joseph Kaganda.
Opio, the Officer-in-charge Buheesi Police Post says that when the victim told
her father that she was being defiled by Kaganda, she was told to remain silent
not to embarrass the family.
to Opio, one of the residents reported the case to police after she saw the child had
difficulty in walking. When she was asked what had happened to her, at first
she deceived him that she had a slight accident with her leg.
Dissatisfied with her answer, the resident threatened to cane her and that is
when she revealed that Kaganda had been defiling her.
adds that her grandfather,
who is currently on the run, repeatedly defiled her for six months.
Nyakoojo Katutu, a social worker in Buheesi Town Council says that they were
forced to petition the Resident District Commissioner, who convened an urgent
meeting in the town council to discuss the matter leading to the arrest of
the victim's father Steven Jusi, over negligence and concealing the crime he had knowledge about.
to Katutu, Kaganda advantage of the absence of the victim’s parents to
commit the offence.
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medical report from Editene International Medical Centre seen by Uganda Radio
Network indicates that the girl's hymen was ruptured due to forced penetration.
Kigozi, the Ruwenzori Regional Police Commander says that the police are also investigating
some of its officers for frustrating investigations and mismanaging the case.
however declined to reveal the names of the officers.
Baguma, a resident of Buheesi Town Council blames parents’ lack of cooperation
and hunger for quick money for the numerous cases of defilement. He explains that some parents strike deals with the offenders to
withdraw cases placed against them.