Gilbert Arinaitwe: medical examinations confirm rape

Gilbert Arinaitwe: medical examinations confirm rape
Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana is infamous for smashing opposition doyen Kizza Besigye's car window with his pistol and then spraying pepper into his eyes in 2011. Courtesy Photo.

A medical examination conducted on the 18-year-old girl accusing a senior police intelligence officer, Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana of rape has confirmed that she was indeed sexually abused.

The rape victim appeared on Monday before the Criminal Investigations Directorate at Kibuli together with her mother and recorded a statement implicating Arinaitwe.

A reliable source at Kibuli told this publication on condition of anonymity that the medical examination report that was released on Sunday shows that the girl was sexually abused.

Police spokesperson, Asan Kasingye has also confirmed that the girl was abused, adding that whoever was involved well be held to account.

“This young girl needed help and it’s so unfortunate that someone took advantage of her. We are not hiding anything. We are going to investigate the matter to its conclusion,” Kasingye said.

Arinaitwe was arrested on Friday evening last week and locked up at Railways police cells for allegedly raping the schoolgirl whom he met at the Criminal Investigations Directorate headquarters in Kibuli.

He reportedly hoodwinked the schoolgirl into meeting him in undisclosed location in Nakawa, a Kampala suburb where he raped her.

Preliminary investigations show that Arinaitwe met the victim at CID headquarters in Kibuli, a week ago and took her contacts. The victim and her mother had gone to Kibuli to meet detectives in the Family Protection Unit.

The mother had wanted officers to advise her daughter because she was losing concentration in her studies. In 2011, Arinaitwe made into the news when he brutalized Dr Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change party president during the walk to work demonstrations at Mulago roundabout.

He was captured on video smashing Besigye’s car windows with a pistol before he pepper-sprayed him directly in the eyes leading to his transfer to Nairobi for treatment. He was suspended following wide spread condemnation and was charged with assault.

However, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions exonerated Arinaitwe in August 2014 on grounds that he acted in line with the provision of the Police Act and the Penal code. In 2015, Arinaitwe’s marriage was dissolved after his wife accused of adultery.

Arinaitwe also hit the news recently when he appeared on TV ministering and performing healing miracles at Rubaga Miracle Center and Redeemed Church in Masajja.