It is unfortunate that some men in this generation still defile and rape school going age girls despite the efforts of government, putting good laws and policies to protect the plight of a woman. It is alleged that Mr. Kule William aged 26 years who is still a “suspect” (according to the police report) loped a girl one miss Muhindo Rossette 15 years of age, a primary six pupil at St. Comboni primary school in Isango sub county. This happened when on a fateful day; Rossette was sent to go to the market by her grandmother M/s Biira Daria to buy supper for the entire family in Kalimanga village- Nyakiyumbu Sub County.
When she was on her way to the market, she encountered a group of four men who harassed and intimidated her to enter a nearby small hut. When she tried to shout, they beat her and Mr. Kule loped her, locked her up in the small hut for four days where she spent four days without food.
Her grandmother reported to the LCI of Bunyiswa Village about the missing granddaughter and they put the announcement on radio messiah and informed her parents Mr. Baluku Alfonse and M/s Ithungu Annah who immediately came to KALI with the help of our community Based Human rights activist M/s Masika Ramathan and the case was handed over to the Bwera police station to continue with the search.
Fortunately enough, on the fourth night, using her life skills, she escaped at around 11:30 pm- and she sneaked out. She reported the matter to the LCI of Bunyiswa village who later took the girl to her grandmother. They arranged for the arrest of the suspect, whom they arrested at 4:00am in the morning and handed him over to Bwera police post for further investigation and a case file was opened with SDREF 07/14/2013 Defilement.
KALI made a follow up where the girl was taken to Bwera Hospital for medical checkup to ascertain the case, medication and counseling to help her overcome the trauma and gain courage to go back to school.
KALI visited the home of the girl in Isango Sub County and the parents expressed the feeling that the suspect might have been released by police. KALI pledged to follow up the case to logical conclusion. It was found out that the case had been transferred to Kasese police post under file number 745/013. When we engaged with the police (O.C CID), he revealed that the suspect was remanded to Mubuku prison and would be brought for 1st hearing to court on Friday 1st November 2013.
Masika Scovia- KALI