Police in Rwenzori West and Fortpotal East division have launched a manhunt for a student patron who is accused of aggravated defilement and sodomy of a primary three male pupil.
Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson identified the suspect as Sali Jowas 37, a student caretaker at Kasisi Primary School is currently on the run after reports of sodomizing a 9-year-old male pupil and also molesting two other children who were allocated to him for monitoring by the school.
According to Enanga, this caretaker who is a resident of Gezi village in Kyenjojo town council started sexually molesting these students while in their dormitory which prompted one of the three students to report this ordeal to the parents.
“When this matter was brought to the attention of the Police, this student Patron managed to sneak out of the school and escaped hence this serious manhunt” furious Enanga highlighted.
“We strongly condemn these acts of sexual violence that are targeting young, innocent male and female pupils and we are going to ensure that we track this man down and hold him accountable for aggravated defilement and sodomy” he added.
Enanga brought this matter to attention while briefing Journalists at the weekly press briefing at the Police headquarters in Kampala on Monday.
The Police mouthpiece was also disturbed by how this caretaker took off after Kyenjojo Police received the report and he promised that they are to dig down into this matter.
“We are also trying to establish whether there is any member in the school who could have alerted him no stone is to be left unturned,” he noted.
Since the beginning of this year, Police have received several reports of sodomy mainly on young innocent school children an issue that sparked debate across the country about the safety of students mainly in boarding schools.
To secure the future of young adults over acts of homosexuality in Uganda, President Museveni assented to the anti-homosexuality Act 2023 on May 26th a bold step that was appreciated and welcomed with joy by citizens.
Police also thanked the head teacher for immediately reporting the matter to them and informed them that the victim and two others are already traumatized and are undergoing psycho-social support.