By Julius Odeke
Following recent media reports of a one Chris Mubiru who is alleged to have been sexually abusing minors, Government of Uganda wishes to condemn such acts in the strongest terms possible.
Through several video images so far availed to the media and Police, Mubiru seemed to have been luring minors into sexual harassment.
Defilement is a punishable offense according to the penal code (section 1, 29 of the Penal Code replaced) – any person who attempts to perform a sexual act with another person who is below the age of 18 years commits an offense and is, on conviction, liable to imprisonment not exceeding 18 years.
Government is therefore appealing to the public who have empirical evidence regarding these heinous acts by a one Chris Mubiru and others to report to the Police.
Uganda Police Force has opened a General Inquiry file and is now looking for Mubiru for interrogation. However, police has since confirmed that Mr Mubiru quietly left the country on Saturday morning at 5.00am aboard Turkish Airways number 606 and he is believed to have headed to either USA or Canada.
In this regard, Uganda Police has sent out a request to INTERPOL to arrest Mubiru wherever he has escaped to and hand him over to Uganda Police for further interrogation.