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Juvenile Battling for Life after Losing Genitals to Attackers

The survivor, a resident of Okwamwar Village in Palam Sub County was attacked on the morning of August 11, 2023, while his parents were away in the Ocorimongin weekly market. He was later found in a pool of blood and taken to hospital for medical attention.
John Imalingat and his his wife looking after their son at Katakwi Hospital.

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A 15-year-old juvenile is struggling for his life at Katakwi Hospital after he was attacked by unknown people who cut off his genitals early this month.

The survivor, a resident of Okwamwar Village in Palam Sub County was attacked on the morning of August 11, 2023, while his parents were away in the Ocorimongin weekly market. He was later found in a pool of blood and taken to hospital for medical attention.

Dr Emmanuel Aliko, the paediatrician at Katakwi Hospital says that the juvenile requires specialized attention to enable the genitals to regrow.

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Cue out…given supportive treatment.”//

John Imalingat, the father of the juvenile says that he and his wife had left their children at home on the fateful night and suspect that the attack was undertaken by ritualists.

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Cue out…ejai ikoku erono.”//

East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman Oscar Gregg Ageca says that the Police are investigating the matter after receiving the report which was taken at Katakwi Central Police Station.

“A team of police officers were dispatched to Katakwi General Hospital to record statements from the parents of the victim, medical forms filled and retrieved. However, no arrests have been effected because the child cannot talk. The statements so far recorded do not disclose any reliable information though investigations into the matter are still ongoing,” Ageca said in a statement.

In October 2022, the Police in Katakwi district arrested a man suspected of killing a three-year-old boy in Aketa village. The victim’s body was found decomposing in the bush with his body parts including the genitalia missing. The act was attributed to traditional rituals in the area.