Shock has gripped the security operatives in Kaabong district after the Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr. Augustine Modo was arrested for allegedly trying to rape student.
According to reports the student is a senior four candidate at Kaabong cattle market.
The incident that took place on Friday, May 29 has left the general public wondering what had gone wrong with representative of the President in the district.
RDC Modo was rescued by police from angry youths who clobbered him up after allegedly getting him red handed trying to rape the student
The District Police Commander (DPC) Mr. Gerald Gubiri when contacted referred our reporter to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga saying the issues are sensitive since it touches the high profile person.
“Am not allowed to speak to the media please spare me, but what I can tell you is that this is political fighting and I advice you not to publish that story because it will damage the high profile person” he said.
He said that the issues are under investigations and publishing it will affect their investigations.
Several attempts to get a comment from Kaboong deputy RDC Augustine Modo were futile as all his known phone contacts were off but an anonymous source in the hospital said the RDC was being admitted nursing serious injuries he got from angry youth who allegedly found plotting to rape the student
The Police Crime Report for 2015 indicates that at least 1,419 cases of rape were reported countrywide. This rose to 1,572 in 2016, but dropped to 1,335 in 2017, and rising to 1,580 cases in 2018.
Laws against sexual harassment, violence and rape are meant to protect women. But with a police force not properly informed about details of the law, and with politicians encouraging men to take the law into their hands, Ugandan women cannot be safe.
A study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Early and Unintended Pregnancies (EUP) in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region shows three to seven girls aged 15 to 19 have given birth or have ever been pregnant.
Dubbed situational analysis on Early and Unintended Pregnancy in Eastern and Southern Africa region, the UNESCO report shows Namibia leads countries with the highest cases of EUP with seven out of 10 girls aged 15 to 19 years having been pregnant.