Story By Edward
The Kasese District Mediators Association (KADIMA) a nongovernmental organization operating in Kasese town has reported increased cases of rape and defilement among minors in Kasese district.
The Programs Coordinator for KADIMA Asumani Mwesigye told our reporter yesterday at his office on Mukirania Street in Kasese town.
Asumani singled out the sub counties of Mukunyu, Kyalhumba, Bwesumbu, Buhihira, Maliba and Kyabarungira among others where he said cases of defilement and rape were escalating.
He revealed that in a month, between eight to ten cases of either defilement or rape are always reported in the above sub counties.
Asumani noted that the community members in the outlined sub counties lacks much of civic education on how best they can condemn cases of rape and defilement in their various communities.
Meanwhile, police officer in charge of family and child protection unit Kasese Police station Zebia Kabugho has expressed concern over the increasing number of child abuse and negligence across the district.
Ms Zebia said that the rate at which child abuse and negligence case were being reported at Kasese police station was worrying.
She encouraged leaders, police and other nongovernmental organisation to double their efforts by sensitizing the masses on possible dangers of the vice adding that most family members have relaxed to execute their duties to the expectations.