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World - Africa Updated: July 15, 2023

Uganda: Father Arrested For Impregnating 16-Year-Old Disabled Daughter

By Rasheed Olajide Awoniyi
July 15, 2023
Photo Credit: Daily Monitor
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A 36-year-old father is being held by police in the Bukomansimbi District of Uganda for defiling and impregnating his 16-year-old disabled daughter.

The suspect is from Gongwe Village in Bukomansimbi District's Kigangazi Town Council. The man and his 30-year-old wife were detained for failing to report the incident.

According to the victim, her father began defiling her when she was 14 years old and continued until last year when he made her pregnant and chased her away from home.

"The first time he defiled me, I told my mother about it, but she turned a deaf ear." 

"I even gave her the Sh10,000 note that my father gave me so that I don't tell anyone," the victim explained.

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The victim suffers from a handicap in both hands.

Yasin Kawuma, Chairperson of Kigangazi Town Council, stated that some concerned individuals alerted him about the victim's predicament, and he decided to consult the RDC's office.

"I was informed that after the girl gave birth to twins, her parents chased her away from home, and she sought refuge at the home of her paternal aunt, whose husband also chased her away," he explained.

As a result, police stormed the suspect's residence and apprehended him.

In his defence, the suspect stated, "I doubt whether those twins are mine because I had sex with her a long time ago, and I only ask for your forgiveness."

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"When I asked him (suspect), he told me it was not true, and when the twins were born, I saw them resembling him, but he still denied them," the victim's mother stated.

The act of the father who wrecked his daughter's future was denounced by Bukomansimbi Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Fred Kalema.

Twaha Kasirye, a spokesperson for the Southern Regional Police, said the man and his wife will be arraigned in court after investigations are completed.

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