Kalangala, Uganda | URN | A father in Kalangala district has earned himself a 30-year jail term for defiling his biological daughters. The convict is 39-year-old Abud Nyenje, a resident of Lwabaswa Island in Kalangala district.
He was convicted and sentenced by Masaka Resident Judge, Winfred Nabisinde on Monday 29th on his own plea of guilt for defiling his 9 and 14-year-old daughters. Nyenje was arraigned in court on two counts of aggravated defilement and incest.
State Prosecution led by Amina Nkasa told court that Nyenje was arrested by residents who caught him red-handed having sexual intercourse with his 14 year old daughter. The minor told the residents that Nyenje had repeatedly sexually assaulted her and her young sister.
Court heard that Nyenje had repeatedly had sex with his daughters since he separated with his wife in early 2018.
According to Nkasa, Nyenje threatened the minors not to reveal their ordeal to the neighbors. However, luck ran out for the convict when one of the minors raised alarm, which attracted residents. They caught him red handed and handed him over to police.
Nkasa asked court to hand the convict a long custodial sentence to serve as an example to other horny men, saying cases of men sexually assaulting women are on the rise in Masaka region. The Defense lawyer, Alexander Lule asked court to give Nyenje, a lighter sentence since he didn’t waste court’s time and is remorseful for his actions.
In her judgment, Justice Nabisinde agreed with prosecution that Nyenje requires long custodial sentence for his conduct, arguing that court had the duty of protecting children and women from sexual violence.
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She said people like Nyenje have to be kept away from society because they are dangerous to the girl child. She condemned Nyenje’s action, saying it’s an abomination for a father to have sex with his daughter. He handed him 30 years for defilement and 19 years for incest to be served concurrently.