Uganda: Tribal Chief Arrested Over Raping Disabled Woman

By Patrick Okaba

The 69-year-old clan leader is a resident of Nebbi Sub-county.

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According to the victim’s father, Mr Joseph Opar, the suspect took advantage of the woman’s condition and the fact that she was left home alone after family members went to cultivate in the field.

“She cannot talk and has no limbs,” Mr Opar said.

The district officer in charge of Criminal Investigations Department, Mr Hamilton Okidi, said the suspect will be charged with rape and warned local councils against settling such cases of criminal nature in homes.

The suspect was arrested after boys who were hunting for birds in the area saw him and made an alarm.

The prime minister of Alur Kingdom, Mr Vincent Ocaya, condemned the act and called for a severe punishment.

“We must solve problems in the communities but not to bring shame,” Mr Ocaya said.

The chairperson of Nebbi Association of Women with Disabilities, Ms Doreen Clare Nimungu, said cultural leaders should be exemplary.


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One Response to Uganda: Tribal Chief Arrested Over Raping Disabled Woman

  1. precious January 12, 2017 at 6:47 am

    this topic is a very important and essential topic that should really be given attention. the issue of rape should be treated like one killing someone else. because the things this rape victims go through is more like they should die.the so called chief should be sentenced to life in jail.


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