KABALE POLICE OVERWHELMED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
By Byamukama Libino.
The office of child and Family protection unit at Kabale Central police station has shown concern on the high rate of family violence cases registered in a period of two years.
The office of child and Family protection unit at Kabale Central police station registered 404 family violence cases in a period of two years (2021-2022).
Speaking to our reporter in her office at Kabale central police station, the head of child and family protection unit IP Kamiranga Margret said that in a period of two years, 50 cases were of child neglect, 38 missing children, 55 child desertion/ abandon, defilement were 84 and 18 children were in conflict with the law.
She added that all the cases are as a result of poverty and parents not knowing their roles in the family which resulted in daily fights and other child related cases.
The inspector of police at Kabale central police station has challenged the community and stakeholders to open their eyes towards their children.
She added that parents should not allow their children to move anyhow saying that most of the men took advantage of the liberty of the girl child at home and pregnant them/involve them in other child related cases.
On 2nd January 2023 at at the end of a 5 days Charismatic conference at Kakore catholic parish in Hamurwa town council, Rubanda District Hon Akampurira Mbabazi Prossy the Rubanda District Woman MP raised concerns over the high rate of domestic violence and break up cases in the district.
Hon Akampurira who doubles as the Commissioner of the 11ths parliament said that some men have resorted to buying pieces of land without engaging their spouses in their agreements stressing that some men fear working together with their wives something that has affected development in some of the families.
The Legislator cited an example of a man who had bought land with neither his wife or any family members and upon his demise, everything went to waste hence calling for cooperation and unity among spouses for the stability of families
Akampurira further stressed that domestic violence cases are on the rise since some parents have resorted to fighting in broad daylight in the presence of their children.