KAMPALA – Katwe Police has arrested a mother who allegedly hired out her 14-year-old daughter for sex to two men.
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire has said that the arrest of Zura Mukamana, 36, followed a viral video received by Police, in which the victim claimed that she was being forced by her mother to have sexual intercourses with men.
Owoyesigyire said one of the suspects, Fred Bulega, 41 who is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the girl was also arrested.
“Before the viral video, Mukamana had reported to police a case of disappearance of her daughter at Salama and police started investigations,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement.
He said the girl was later recovered from her father’s home where she had run for refuge.
“The father took the girl to police and investigations led to the arrest of the second man, John Mwesigye ,18, who is said to have had sexual intercourse with the girl,” said Owoyesigyire.
He said that the suspects will battle defilement charge.
“Both case files with a range of offences will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution for perusal and sanctioning as soon as investigations are done,” reads an excerpt.
Owoyesigyire commended the girl for standing for her human rights and for reporting a criminal case to police as the constitution tasks every citizen to do.
“We, as police, condemn any form of child rights abuse and ask the public, to report any case of sexual abuse they encounter in their homes to relevant authorities,” he noted.
He added that, “The girl has since been handed over to the father as investigations go on . We will work with different agencies to provide counseling for the victim.”