A 45-year-old man is in Police custody in Lugari Sub-County for reportedly engaging in the shameful act with his nine years old daughter as the mother was in deep sleep after attending a night vigil a head of a funeral.
Alex Juma from Lukusi village, Mbagara Sub-Location is said to have left his bed in the middle of Wednesday night last week and forcefully lay with his daughter at her room as the mother was asleep. .
The mother, after even realising the act had happened after seeing her blood stained clothes and the sudden disappearance of the husband, remained silent until when a community health worker with support from the neighbours informed the area chief.
According to Mautuma Location Chief Pamela Kulali, the child was Saturday evening taken to Mautuma health centre by neighbours and medical examination report confirmed the girl had been abused.
“The child just explains everything that took place that night, the father went where she sleeps, removed her clothes,” said chief Kulali.
Kulali added that the blood stained clothes indicates that the heinous act from the father was injurious.
The chief blamed the mothers for failing to report so many other unreported incidents in the area. She said children were suffering silently because mothers cannot report their husbands to relevant authorities.
“Our people don’t report these things, especially mothers, imagine the incident took place on Wednesday and we are getting reports today,” she lamented.
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