By Sania Babirye
A group of men who have been in remand at Luzira prison since 2014 for allegedly defiling girls between the ages of two and three have been set free.
This is after prosecution informed Kampala high court judge Jane Francis Abodo that the Director of Public Prosecutions no longer has any standing charges against the suspects due to Lack of evidence.
Prosecution has explained that some victim’s families have no interest in the cases while others can not be traced after shifting to other unknown places.
The suspects led by a one Ismail Lutalo ate said to have committed the offenses in the districts of Kampala and Wakiso.
Failure by families to have child defilers prosecuted and punished is one of the leading causes of child defilement in Uganda coupled by the weak laws and punishments given to the perpetrators and amicable settlements between the suspect’s and the victim’s families.
Eastern region continues to be the leading region with the highest cases of child defilement and domestic violence.