By Sandra Tumwekwase
A 30 year old man has today been convicted by high court in Bushenyi of rape and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Kennedy Owakubaruho a resident of Kibona Kigombe, Kyabugimbi Bushenyi District who appeared before High court in Bushenyi presided over by Justice Joyce Kavuma the Mbarara,resident Judge was convicted on his own plea of raping a girl whose names are withheld, a resident of the same area.
Court sentenced him to 11 years in prison on grounds that; he didn’t waste court’s time and the victim’s mother prayed for leniency since he accepted his offense.
Prosecution stated that on the 3rd of Feb. 2021, the convict found the victim alone at home when her mother had gone for election supervision.
State representative Baguma narrated that the convict promised the victim some firewood after which she followed him to his home to pick it.
However, when they arrived at the convict’s home, he grabbed her and pulled her into the kitchen from where he tore her knickers and sexually abused her.
Accordingly, the victim called the mother on neighbor’s phone and a case of rape was reported to the chairman LC1 and then police.
Medical examinations done at Kyabugimbi health centre III revealed that the victim had pain around upper limbs, thighs and the knees plus bruises in private parts.