National
Man defiles baby as mother attends prayers
Publish Date: Jan 05, 2014
Man defiles baby as mother attends prayers
A Police officer escorts Ben Ssemivumbi who allegedly defiled a four-year old baby girl.. PHOTO/Henry Nsubuga
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Henry Nsubuga

MUKONO - A mother is yet to recover from shock after she found a drunken stranger lying besides her four-year-old baby girl after he allegedly defiled her.

The hair-raising incident happened on New Year's eve when the mother, Joy Kyomugisha, had left the baby under the care of her elder siblings and gone Passover prayers at Namboole.

A devastated Kyomugisha, a resident of Ssaagalankoko village in Goma division said she left the baby with her (the baby's) two elder sisters.

"I was shocked to find a stranger's shoes in the house on Thursday morning yet I had not left any elder person at home.  I asked the children but they were still asleep and they knew nothing about them."

“When I checked in their bed, there was nothing but I found a strange man sleeping on my bed with the girl lying on his chest. I tried to wake him asking what he had come for but he was deep asleep and drunk.

"He later woke up and tried to attack me but I got an iron bar and hit him before he took off," said the mother.


SHAME: The man who allegedly defiled a baby says he does not remember committing the act. PHOTOs/Henry Nsubuga

Kyomugisha said that after Ssemivumbi fled, she checked the baby and found that the man had defiled her.

“I rushed to Kiwanga Police from where I was reffered to Seeta Police. We were taken to Mulago where the doctor examined the baby and gave her some medication. She now urinates in pain,” she said.

The baby's siblings said that they woke up at around 6:00am local time (EAT) to ease themselves and they believe Ssemivumbi could have used that chance to sneak in because they had not locked the door.

The crime boss at Seeta Police station, Amuza Mujeme said the suspect,  Ben Ssemivumbi, a resident of Kasokoso village in Goma Division, Mukono Municipality indeed defiled the baby.

He said that the doctor’s report from Mulago hospital proved that the baby was defiled.

“Ssemivumbi was also examined and doctors found out that he is mentally upright. He is going to be prosecuted over charges of aggravated defilement,” he said.

On his part, Ssemivumbi says that he had spent the entire New Year's eve drinking.

He said that he mistakenly entered Kyomugisha’s house and does not remember having sexual intercourse with the baby.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
2 injured in city centre accident
A truck on Thursday afternoon lost control in the business center of Kampala at Buganda Road near Watoto church injuring two people.A city rubbish collection truck registration number UAJ 127N lost control and rammed into the premises of a local radio station 104.1 Power FM which left two unidentified people injured....
Women activists clash over civil society working with Govt
Women activists have clashed over civil society organizations close collaboration with government saying the former should not fall in trap as they would be compromised by the latter....
Twins’ Festival set for Sunday
All is set for the Kampala Twins Festival slated for this Sunday August 2, following a memorandum of understanding signed between Vision Group and Hotel International, Muyenga, the hosts of this year’s event....
Court sets date for Mamerito case ruling
Nakawa Chief Magistrate will on August 31 rule on whether the five Kasokoso leaders accused of attempted murder of the Kira Town Council mayor, Mamerito Mugerwa, have a case to answer....
Health CSOs discuss funding of AIDS Trust Fund
Health Sector CSOs involved in the HIV/AIDS response have met to discuss the funds and management of the AIDS Trust Fund....
UPC introduces nomination fees for aspirants
The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has introduced nomination fees for aspirants. UPC electoral commission chairman, Buzu Adroa, made the announcement at a press conference at Kontinentol hotel in Arua....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter