Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Northern city division in Mbale city is holding a medical doctor accused of defiling and raping 12-year-old senior one student of Town Side High School.
The suspect is said to be aged 45 years of age a resident of with Bujoloto Northern city division in Mbale city.
According to John Byamugisha the District Police Commander of Northern city division the suspect has been working with St Andrews medical clinic located at Bujoloto.
The DPC adds that it was reported that the suspect was reportedly caught red handed by locals having sexual intercourse with the minor in his treatment room.
DPC Byamugisha adds that the kid was sick and was given permission by school authorities to go and get treatment, which the predator apparently took advantage of.
The DPC confirmed that the medical doctor is currently detained at Northern division central police station, waiting to appear in court to answer charges of aggravated defilement and rape.
Staff at the school are still shocked by the news of the alleged rape, more so because she was sick which was why she was referred to the health facility.
Some of the areas residents also claim they they have heard reports of the doctor being in the habit of raping female patients who turn up for treatment
Elgon region has registered five cases of aggravated defilement this week.
Facility run by a clinical officer who employed a friend
The friend had dropped out of a nursing school 2 years ago
I learnt that some areas with big population are expected to get service from private facilities
I believe every Ugandan is entitled to standard of care. The practice should be enforced
(So those relegated to service of amorphous standards are being neglected)
Now how can one describe the fate of this girl?
We await the verdict from the case in Jinja
It is clear that we need health centers with adequate supervision and the number should be based on population as opposed to Geographical area
Which regulatory body will handle this case?