Detectives from Jinja-Road Police station have finally arrested a casual labourer who has been on the run
after raping and strangling a 10-year-girl to death in Kinawataka suburbs in Nakawa division in Kampala.
The suspect is Gerald
Sematiko, a resident of Katogo Zone in Kinawataka. After killing the minor, Sematiko stuffed her body
in a sack and dumped it in the nearby drainage channel hoping
that rain would wash it away before fleeing.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke
Owoyesiyire told URN that
detectives traced and arrested Sematiko on Wednesday evening from Kirinya-Bweyogerere
in Kira Wakiso district.
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The suspect was working
for the deceased’s grandmother. At least 1500 children are abused or tortured
annually, according to statistics from the Uganda Police Force.
convictions of the abusers of children in court are as low as 45 per 1500 cases.