Katwe Police Station has arrested Zura Mukamana, 36, a mother who allegedly hired out her 14 year old daughter for sex to two different men.
One suspect, Fred Bulega, 41, is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the girl. He has also been arrested.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire who’s the Deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan Police, the arrest of Mukamana followed a viral video received by Police in which a 14-year-old girl claimed that she was being forced by her mother to have sexual intercourses with men.
Before the viral video, Mukamana had reported to police a case of disappearance of her daughter at Salama and police started investigations, Owoyesigire added.
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. Mwesigye has since been charged and remanded on offence of defilement,” KMP reveals in a press statement dated 17, May 2020.
Bulega, who is also alleged to have defiled the girl, is still in detention as investigations and medical examination continue.
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, Police spokesperson adds.
“We thank 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.”
The girl has since been handed over to the father as investigations go on.
According to Police, they will work with different agencies to provide counselling for the victim.