Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man from Luwero district will spend 30 years in jail for defiling his 10-year-old sister in law and later charged with aggravated defilement.
Kassim Kisomeso, a resident of Busiika town in Luwero district was found guilty of defiling his sister in law for 15 consecutive days late last year, before being un covered by his wife according to Luwero State Attorney Beatrice Alok Odong.
Kisomeso however defended himself, saying that besides being drunk at the time, the wife falsely accused him after a domestic but a medical doctor from Kalagala Health Centre IV proved him otherwise after a test on the child.
He was convicted and sentenced during the Special Gender-Based Violence Criminal session presided over by Justice Damalie Lwanga based on the account given by both the wife and the doctor.
After conviction, Kisomeso asked the court for a pardon and instead of a custodial sentence, give him a suspended sentence, and castrate him to tame his sexual urge, so that he can look after his eight-months-old baby.
But Alok asked Court to sentence the accused person to 30 years in jail because he was not remorseful and wasted court’s resources as well as time.
In his sentence, Justice Lwanga said there is no punishment in Uganda Laws where a convict like him can be castrated by injection to protect the public. Lwanga instead sustained the jail sentence and a fine of 400,000 Shillings as compensation for the physical injuries and emotional stress on the victim. END