Faith Kabafumu, the OC in charge of the Child Protection Unit, says that children are the most affected in these cases. She says that the COVID-19 lockdown has exposed children to a risky lifestyle and to offenders who usually take advantage of their age and domestic challenges.
According to statistics collected by the Regional Child and Family Protection Unit, the number of registered cases has increased from 35 in the last financial year 2019/2020 to 81 as of the end of May 2021. With the numbers expected to go higher before the end of June 2021.
Godfrey Kavulu the publicity secretary of Magoma village says that Nalwanja’s body was discovered by residents at around 9:00 am who were passing near a bricklaying site where she was killed last night.
Grace Arago, a resident of Ararak village in Alwa Sub County, Kaberamaido district surrendered herself to the Police in Alwa Police Station on Sunday after realizing that her husband, Robert Epuku, 49 had breathed his last.
In his November 9th, 2020 letter to Eridard Nsubuga Kironde, the Bishop of Luwero Diocese, the Archbishop, says he received the devastating news of the tragic and senseless death of Nakalema with shock, adding that he stands with the Bishop, family and Christians over loss.
Most of the cases were registered in the areas of Luweero, Wobulenzi and Bombo town councils, while a few others were registered from Kikyusa and Kamira sub counties among others. According to Luweero District Probation Officer Joyce Namigadde, most of the cases are a result of neglect, provocation and poverty.