Police in Kamuli district, eastern Uganda was amused when a 60 year old man told them that he raped his 13 year old daughter because she looked sweet to him.
The suspect, who is a teacher and a resident of Kidiki Parish in NamwendwaSub-county, in Kamuli district allegedly, raped his daughter on Sunday, January 26. He says the girl’s mother died and the girl resembled her. “I loved my late wife so much. The thighs of my daughter grew exactly like those of my late wife, that is why I raped her but I am sorry,” the man pleaded with the police. ‘
The police arrested the suspect yesterday after his daughter, reported the matter to her step mother, who had also separated with the girl’s father more than two years ago. The girl’s step mother reported the matter to police. The suspect is being detained at Kamuli Central Police station. The girl’s brother says their father forced her to have sex with him, saying he would not pay her school fees if at all she refuses.
The police officer in charge of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Pamela Ajilong says the suspect would be charged with incest, rape and defilement. Cases of rape and defilement involving relatives of the victims are on the rise in Uganda.