The police in Butambala has in custody, a 70 year old male adult, Kiwanuka Haruna for the aggravated defilement of his 4 year old, grandchild. The incident occurred on the 3/02/2020 at 6:30pm, at Bulaawa village, Kalamba Subcounty, Butambala District, where the grandfather to the victim, called her behind the latrines and asked her to lay on her back. The suspect then removed his trouser and defiled her.
The victim narrated the ordeal to her mother who immediately reported the matter to police. The scene was well documented and samples recovered from the scene for comparison with that found on the victims’ clothes and body, and from the suspect. The victim was further examined on PF3 and its appendix and subjected to PEP as a preventive measure.
In a separate incident, the police in Busia, arrested Juma Stephen, a 38 year old father, and a resident of Buyodi Village, Limino Parish, Busia District, for defiling his two biological daughters, aged 13 and 15 respectively, during the month of December, 2019. The suspect allegedly defiled his 13 year old daughter, in the morning of 19/12/2019, and later asked his 15 year old daughter to escort him to the garden to pick mangoes. He also defiled her in the garden and left her behind crying. The victims reported to their mother, who never took any action but instead informed her father – in – law who also concealed the matter.
It is very painful for people who are supposed to teach their young children how to go about life, to be the ones taking advantage of them . The abuse of the victims is a betrayal of trust and exploitation by a father, grandfather or any other guardian. Instead of protecting the girl child they exposed them to harm.
We would like to thank the victims and concerned citizens for their bravery in reporting the acts of sexual violence to police. We are deeply committed to thoroughly investigating these grave acts of sexual violence against children, and has tasked the department of Gender Based Violence at CID headquarters, to fast track the matter, and ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
We would like to remind to all local council leaders that most acts of sexual abuse and grooming are initiated by persons known to girl victims. We call upon them to always be vigilant and closely monitor girl victims in abusive settings and alert the police.
CP Enanga Fred
10th February 2020