By Elly Karenzi
High Court sitting in Ibanda district has convicted and sentenced a primary teacherto 18 years in prisonfor defiling a nine year old minor.
Court presided over by the Resident Judge JusticeJoyce Kavuma heard that Gerlad Mugisha 56 year old teacher at Molly Integrated primary school in Kiruhura district in 2012 performed a sexual act on a minor aged 9 years using his fingers.
Mugisha pleaded guilty to the offence and asked for forgiveness claiming that he was tempted by Satan.He was convicted and sentenced to serve 18 years in Nyabuhikye government prison in Ibanda district.While giving her judgment, Kavuma noted that this punishment should send a message to teachers and the entire public that a girl child is vulnerable thus needs protection from such harassment and exploitation.
Same court sent a 35 year Robert Ruzira of Migina cell,Kazo county in Kiruhura district to prison for killing his daughter aged three years and six months.
It heard that on 1.12. 2013 Ruzira murdered hisown daughter by kicking her with the gumboots, later strangling her to death and then damped her body into the nearby bush.
He also pleaded guilty and told court that he killed the child because he feared shame as he had produced it with his own daughter.
He was sentenced to 30 years in Nyabuhikye prison.
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