By Violet Nabatanzi and Shamim Nabunya
KAMPALA - A sixteen-year-old girl has recorded a statement at the Police after a man she hit with a stone died. She claimed he wanted to rape her.
Shadia [not real names] has recorded a statement at the Police.
The man died on arrival at Mulago Hospital. The incident took place on the weekend in Kyebando Nsoba, a Kampala suburb.
Currently detained at Kira Road police station, Shadia said she did not intend to kill the man, but acted in self-defence.
“As I walked home from my friend’s home in Kamwokya, a man leapt at me from the bushes and started slapping me. He also kicked me and I fell down.
"As he started tearing off my skirts, attempting to rape me, I overpowered him, picked a huge stone and hit him on the head,” she narrated.
Shadia added that when the man fell down, she ran to a relative’s home.
By press time, circumstances surrounding Shadia's arrest were scanty but the district Police commander of Kira Road police station, Robert Walugembe, said she will be charged with murder.
Elsewhere, a 20-year old girl (below right) who vanished from her grandmother's home was found raped and murdered. Pauline Nakabito left her grandmother's home in Katale Luunya zone, Bunnamwaya on Thursday evening but never returned. Her body was found dumped in a stream.
Her grandmother, Teddy Namukwaya, said Nakabito who worked at an eatery left home at 8.00pm only to be told the next day that her body was found dumped in a stream.
The Nalumunye police station boss, Muhammed Byansi said the deceased had been raped and that her body was taken to Mulago hospital mortuary.