Bugiri man jailed 15 years for cutting off boy’s genitals
Archive for November, 2011
Mother in jail for defiling 5-year-old daughter
Court in Entebbe has this Monday sent a 19-year-old woman to Kigo prisons for defiling her 5-year-old step daughter. Alice Nagayi, a house wife at Namuzzi zone in Ssisa Sub County in Wakiso district, was sent to jail on remand on charges of aggravated defilement.
According to the charge sheet, Nagayi used a sharp object to pierce her 5-year-old step daughter’s private parts under mysterious circumstances that is graded as defilement in the Ugandan books of law.
“Nagayi, a house wife to Pasakali Byakatonda, performed unlawful sexual act on a child under 5 years that contravenes sections 129 (4), (a) of the penal code act,” the charge sheet reads in part.
Mr George Ludehozi, the in charge Ssisa police post says that the young girl was playing while limping that aroused attention of her fellow kids to inform their parents.
“The parents referred the matter the area defense secretary (more…)
Two million Ugandan children malnourished
OVER two million children in Uganda under the age of five are chronically malnourished, the Minister of State for Agriculture Professor Zerubaberi Nyiira has revealed.
Nyiira made these remarks while officiating at a consultative workshop on Nutrient Rich Food Crops at the Golf Course Hotel recently.
“Malnutrition is the underlying cause of death in nearly 60 per cent of infants and 25 per cent of mothers especially in rural areas which have high incidences of poverty and malnutrition as compared to their urban counterparts,” he observed.
The minister also revealed that the children under five years affected by malnutrition account for 38 per cent, of which 16 per cent are underweight while six per cent are said to be wasted.
“Promotion of nutrient-rich food crops is part of our endeavor to integrate nutrition into agricultural development programs to reduce malnutrition.” (more…)
Man arrested trying to sell a child
14-year Kamuli pupil gets nod for peace award
Winfred Athieno, a 14-year-old girl in Kamuli District, has been enlisted among the finalists for a coveted International Children’s Peace Prize.
A pupil at Kamuli Girls Primary School, Athieno was announced among the four finalists by Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, after beating off competition from 98 other nominees from 42 countries.
Other nominees are from Palestine, Pakistan, South Africa and Armenia.
The Children’s Peace Award Prize comes with 100,000 Euros (Shs350m) which is spent on projects closely connected to the winner’s area of work.
While announcing the nomination (more…)
Early pregnancies choke girl-child education
AGED 25, Ruth Nyangoma should have graduated from university and, probably, found a job. She has not. Instead, she is a secondary school student preparing to sit her A’level examinations this year at Mutanywana Secondary School Kyarumba in Kasese. Life has been trying for Nyangoma.
The curiosity of two female strangers at the weekend led to a dramatic rescue of an eight-year-old girl, who had been tied up-side-down to the roof bars by her mother, apparently, as a punishment for allegedly stealing an earring worth Shs500.