Archive for November, 2012

Pupil sits exam while in labour


A police officer watches over a pregnant candidate in Kasese District yesterday

A 14-year-old girl in Kasese District endured two days of due labour to sit this year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), which were characterised by many interesting tit bits, including very old candidates. The oldest candidates were a 56-year-old grandmother in northern Uganda and a 37-year-old pastor in Kabarole District.

The 14-year-old expectant mother (names withheld) struggled with labour pains on the first day and the school hired for her a midwife to be by her side in a private room at Nyakasanga Primary Healthcare clinic, about a kilometre from her school.

“I decided to come and sit the exams because (more…)

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The High Court in Mbarara

The High Court in Mbarara has sentenced a 35-year-old HIV/Aids positive man to 32 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of defiling two girls.
The judge ruled that Evaristo Kiiza defiled the two girls well aware that he was HIV positive.

The court presided over by Judge Andrew Bashaija heard that Kiiza on December 9, 2011 while in Rwebikunyu village in Mbarara District defiled two girls aged six and eight years.

Prosecution told court that on the fateful day the accused lured the two young girls with Shs100 each to his house and defiled them.

Kiiza pleaded guilty (more…)

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