By Tom Gwebayanga
KAMULI - A six-year-old girl in Kamuli district was admitted in Kamuli Mission Hospital after her step-mother forced a stick into her vagina and it got stuck in the lower abdomen.
Shadia Kuboota met her ordeal recently, when her step-mother, Madina Nanangwe, 22, flogged her, spread her legs apart then forced a stick into her private parts.
Kuboota, is undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, where sympathisers are flocking in to check on her.
Milton Waiswa, the spokesperson in the CID office said Nanangwe, committed the offense in Bulowoza village in Iganga district.
Nanange first took the child to her parent’s home in Nawangaiza, Kamuli district. She claimed the child had been defiled by an unknown person.
Her unsuspecting parents advised her to report the matter to the Police, where she was cleared for medical examination.
However, the doctors, Alifonsius Matovu and Paul Kibirige scanned and found a piece of the stick in Kaboota’s lower abdomen.
Tasked to explain how the stick got there, Nanangwe pretended to be receiving a phone call and took off, leaving the girl behind.
Kuboota, whose mother left the home three years ago after a divorce, said the row was over her delay to wash plates when she returned from school.
“She beat me hard before she forced a stick which she had wrapped in a kaveera into my vagina,” Kubuuta said.
She said after four days, pus started coming out of her private parts and that is when Nanangwe took her to Nawangaiza, but warned her not to tell anybody.
“She refused me to say anything and threatened to abandon me at the Police or in hospital. But I told the doctors when I was in the theatre,”
Kabuuto’s father works on one of Lake Victoria’s Islands.
Dr. Kibirige said the piece of wood that was extracted by caesarean section had ruptured the Kubuuta’s birth canal, the bladder and rectum and cannot pass waste normally.
“We have inserted tubes to channel waste out as we wait to correct the ruptured organs,” Kibirige said