Teacher Who Sodomised 13-year-old Pupil Released After 3 Days

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Muhumuza was arrested by police following a tip off from residents of Bundibugyo town, who accused him of taking young boys in his house and sodomising them. When the police stormed his house, they found him red-handed sodomising his pupil.

The parents of a 13 year old boy are demanding for the re-arrest of a suspect who allegedly sodomised their son. 
 
Sergio Muhumuza, a teacher of Super Primary School in Bundibugyo town council, was arrested last week for allegedly sodomising his pupil in P.4.
 
Muhumuza was arrested by police following a tip off from residents of Bundibugyo town, who accused him of taking young boys in his house and sodomising them. When the police stormed his house, they found him red-handed sodomising his pupil.
 
According to a medical examination report seen by Uganda Radio Network, the victim’s anus was bruised because of severe penetration. The report that was signed by Stephen Ssesanga, the medical superintendent Bundibugyo hospital, also indicated that the victim’s anus was rotting and that the victim will face difficulties in walking. 
 
Muhumuza was on Monday arraigned before the Fort Portal Grade two magistrate, Nathan Mulindwa and was remanded to Katojo Government Prison until January next year. However he was released on Tuesday, which irked the parents of the victim.
 
Angella Mbabazi, the victim’s mother, camped at Fort High Court on Wednesday afternoon trying to seek answers why the suspect was released, says that her family fears for their lives because the suspect may revenge.
 
Mbabazi says that residents saw the suspect walking on the streets of Bundibugyo and when they alerted the police, they did nothing.
 
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In a telephone interview, Cissy Mudhasi, the Fort Portal Chief Magistrate, said that although bail is a constitutional right, she is surprised that the suspect was released after three days in prison. 
 
Mudhasi says that she will investigate the circumstances under which he was relasesed.
 
Richard Okoli, the Chief Administrative Officer Bundibugyo told Uganda Radio Network in a telephone interview that Muhumuza’s fate will be deceided by the district education disciplinary committee.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.