67 year old man held over defiement

By Robert Ssegawa

Police in Rubanda district have arrested a 67 year old man for alleged defilement of a thirteen year old girl.

The suspect was identified as Girigori Owago resident of Matakara village Haikamiro parish, Muko sub county.

According to Elly Maate Kigezi region police spokesman the suspect took advantage of the victim , who had gone to his house to seek shelter from the rains. She was returning to her home after running an errand for her mother when the incident happened.

The girl went back home crying and told her mother what had happened who later reported the matter to police.

.The suspect will be arraigned in courts of law to answer charges of defilement.

Gen Sabiiti demands for a law protecting witnesses in rape and defilement cases

By Robert Segawa

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Major General Sabiiti Muzei has asked all the legal brains to come up and have a law that protects victims and witnesses in cases of Sexual Gender Based Violence where women and girls are raped and defiled respectively .

Major General Sabiiti Muzei says that many of the victims of rape and their witnesses fear to go to courts of law to give conclusive evidence. They say that they are stigmatized while in other cases they simply fear for their lives .

He said during the official opening of a police workshop for CID officers and their spouses from Nsambya and Kibuli which will last. The workshop will be about Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and it was organised organized by Justice Law and Order Sector – JLOS and Sweden today at CID Headquarters Kibuli .

He adds that most of the cases fail due to the cultural reasons. Some victims can barely explain to court how the rape or defilement happened.

General Muzei further says that the Uganda Police force is improving the forensic directorate to see that samples and exhibits are handled well on the part of investigations.

Man sent to jail over defilement

By Sania Babirye

An 18 year old student of Buganda Royal Institute who allegedly performed a sexual act with a 15year old neighbor’s daughter has been charged with defilement.

The suspect Twaha Ssemakula a resident of Kawempe has been arraigned before City Hall Court grade one magistrate Fatuma Nabirye .

He has been remanded at Kitalya prison until the 30th of this month for further mention.

Prosecution states that the student committed the offense in the month of April 2019 at Kaco village Kawempe in Kampala.

Soldier held for defiling teenager

By Sania Babirye

A 45 year old soldier who allegedly defiled his colleague’s 13 year old daughter at Katabi military barracks has been remanded to Makindye military barracks.

Sergeant Major Tumwesigye Rajab has been arraigned before the general court Martial at Makindye chaired by Lt.Gen. Andrew Gutti and charged with defilement.

He has however denied the said charge remanded until the 8th of July me as investigations continues.

Prosecution led by major Raphael Mugisha says Sgt.Tumwesigye a militant or the regular Uganda peoples Defense forces attached to DOM-AF as a company sergeant major and a resident of Katabi barracks and a person subjected to military law on the 26th day February 2020 at Katabi military barracks performed a sexual act with the victim below the age of 14 .

German national charged with aggravated defilement dies in jail

By Sania Babirye
A frail 79 year old Germany National Bernhard Bery Glaser who is charged with aggravated defilement and child trafficking has died in Luzira prison this morning after battling skin cancer.

On Wednesday, High court judge Moses Kawumo ordered the Bernhard to pay 30 million cash if he is to be granted bail to travel back to his country for treatment.

However, he failed to raise the money and was remanded back to Luzira prison until he could meet the bail money.

But this morning, the prison’s spokes person Frank Baine has confirmed that Glaser has unfortunately passed away this morning.

He was charged by Masaka high court in March 2019 with 28 counts of defilement , indecent assault, aggravated child trafficking and opening of a unapproved children’s home .

While granting him bail Justice Kawumi stated that the suspect was indeed sick and had also presented substantial sureties including the LC5. chairman of Kalangala David Lugoolobi among others.

He also ordered that that he reports back to court until he is fine enough to stand trial and banned him from traveling to Kalangala district.

In January this year, his lawyers led by Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochenge presented another medical report from the Director of Uganda cancer institute Jackson Oryemu to Masaka high court stating that Blazer’ had terminal skin cancer called melanoma which has spread to other parts of his body and is in urgent need of proper medical attention that cannot be provided by Uganda’s cancer institute.

In July 2019, Blazer had asked for bail, however Justice Winfred Nabisinde denied him bail after the institute had stated that the cancer was manageable here in Uganda.

The foreigner who is based in Kalangala district and was running an NGO Ssese Humanitarian services for over 10 years at Mwena..

Through his lawyer Evans Ochenge, the paedophile had first sopted for pre bargaining in which a suspect pleads guilty to a lesser punishment.

The suspect was apparently running the said organization claiming to be looking after and rehabilitating child victims of sexual violence, sex trafficking and those who are at risk of sex abuse before turning on them and sexually assaulting them and trafficking them.

By the time of his arrest he was looking after 20 girls between the age of 3 to 20 years of age.

The suspect who had been in Uganda since 2007 was arrested on charged of defiling 18 minors although he was later set free and during his recent arrest by security operatives from the CID, 11 children were also rescued from his care.

The residence were he was staying with his victims had also been registered as the office for his NGO as a Sexual and Psychosocial centre.

So far two girls of 12 and 14 years accused him of defiling them since 2007.

Baby coaches LTD clerk charged with defilement

By Sania Babirye

Buganda road Court has granted a UGX600,000 cash bail to a clerk who serves Baby coaches limited after charging him with defilement.

Sulait Uthman appeared before chief magistrate Miriam Okello and pleaded not guilty to defiling a 15 year old girl.

The chief magistrate has ordered him to deposit the said money if he is to gain his temporary freedom with his original National ID while his sureties have each been ordered to deposit five million not cash .

Hearing of the case has now been set for the 28th of this month.

Prosecution states that on the 28 of December 2019 at one of the lodges at old Kampala, the suspect engaged in sexual intercourse with the minor.

Defilement cases on the rise, Police asks public to be vigilant

By Robert Segawa
Police has strongly urged parents and care takers to be very vigilant and ensure that they protect their children especially young girls as the festive season sets in.

Police reports indicate that defilement cases are on the rise since the the longest holiday in the schooling schedule stated.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, says in a space of one week four aggravated defilement cases have been reported.

Enanga adds that the first case was in Nansana Wakiso district where a four year old girl was defiled by one Deus Lubega who is now in Police custody. The second incident happened in Nakasongola district where 55 years old Otaye Lutamba defiled the 5 year old girl and was lynched to death by angry residents. In Mpigi central, a 6 years old girl was defiled by teenager while in Gomba a teenager defiled 3 years old baby.

Enanga says that that all the four children are admitted at Mulago hospital in a critical condition.

Daughter pins own father for defiling her

BY Sania Babirye
A then nine year old girl has narrated how her own father continuously sexually assaulted her in their one roomed rented House they were staying in alone.

45 year old Rwentalo Frank is being tried of aggravated defilement of his own daughter that he was only staying with following the death of her mother after she was born.

The incident happened in 2016 at Nabweru Love a zone in Kawempe division.

The suspect was arrested on the 8th of July 2016 after the child eventually confided in a female neighbor who reported the incident to the area defense chairman who also reported the said crime to the Nabweru police station leading to his arrest.

Today detective Shemereire Lydia informed high court judge Flavia Angelin Seeing that she was responsible of taking the statement from both the child and her father but her father denied ever sexually assaulting his own daughter.

However, she informed court that the victim confided in her that her father was having sex with her every night and that she had pain in her private parts.

She also informed court that medical examination done on her proved that the miner had been sexually assaulted although his father denied the said charge.

The police detective further informed court that the victim also claimed that he further threatened to cut off her legs and hands of she reported the matter to anyone.

Police officer remanded for redefiling a victim

By Sania Babirye
A police officer attached to Mawanda road police station has been charged and sent on remand at Luzira government prison for defiling a defilement victim while in police custody.

The suspect is identified as 29 year old PC Samuel Okot.

He has been arraigned before city hall court grade one magistrate at City Hall Valerian Tuhimbise who did not allow him to say anything because he is charged with a capital offense that is only tried and bailed by the High court.

He has now been remanded to Luzira prison until the 20th of June 2019 as investigations into the case continues.

Prosecution states that on the 25th of May 2019 at Mawanda road police station in Kampala district, police constable Okot performed a sexual act with a 16year old girl while she was a victim of defilement held under the police custody.

14 year old is accused of defiling a 4 year old child

By Sania Babirye
A 14 year old boy has been remanded to Naguru remand home on charges of aggravated defilement of a four year old girl.

The juvenile whose name has been withheld because he is a minor has been a pupil at St.Paul Primary school Kanyunyuzi appeared before City hall court grade one magistrate Beatrice Kainza.

He was however denied to take any plea since he is charged by a capital offense that is tried and bailed by the high court.

This offense attracts a maximum sentence of death penalty upon conviction.

Prosecution states that between January 2019 and April 15th of this year at Kyebando Central zone Kawempe division in Kampala district, the Juvenile performed sexual act with a 4year neighbor’s kid.

He has now been remanded until the 29th of this month as investigations into the case continues.