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Parents of Rape Victim Complain of Death Threats

According to Namara, he tasked his wife to interrogate her daughter and find out what was going on. He explains that the minor opening up to her mother, saying she had been raped by her teacher she identified as Wilfred Tumwine.
The victim has now dropped out of school and staying with parents at home

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The parents of a 15-year-old girl who was reportedly raped and impregnated by her teacher Kyegegwa District have expressed fear for their lives after receiving death threats.

At the beginning of July this year, Francis Namara noticed that her teenage daughter and pupil at Kisambya Primary School in Mpara Sub County had developed nausea, lost appetite and changed her lifestyle generally.  

According to Namara, he tasked his wife to interrogate her daughter and find out what was going on. He explains that the minor opening up to her mother, saying she had been raped by her teacher she identified as Wilfred Tumwine. 

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Namara wasn’t convinced that her daughter was pregnant. On July 13, he took her to Mpara Health Centre III for a pregnancy test, which turned positive.  

According to Namara, he questioned her about how exactly she got pregnant. The girl reportedly explained that in March, her teacher, Wilfred Tumwine sent her to the school store to pick brooms. She explained that when she entered the store, Tumwine allegedly followed her, locked the door, and raped her.  

Namara says that he reported the matter at Mpara Police Station on Monday last week leading to the arrest of the teacher on Tuesday. He, however, says on returning to his home in Kisambya Village in Mpara Sub County, some people whose names he didn’t disclose confronted him, accusing him of causing the arrest of Tumwine over a minor issue.

Namara says he is afraid that his enemies will soon attack them for revenge and calls upon police and the district authorities to intervene.  Friday Gerald Rusoke, the headteacher Kisambya Primary School, says that he doesn’t know anything about the issue other than hearing that Tumwine had been arrested.   

The Acting Kyegegwa District Police Commander, Milton Muhimbura, says Tumwine is locked up as investigations are ongoing.     

The Kyegegwa LCV chairman, John Kisoke Byamukama, says that he has already learnt about the case and promised to do everything to ensure the culprit is brought to book. He advised the victim’s family to report the death threats to the police.