A 16-year-old senior two scholar in Bududa District, Uganda, has narrated how she was waylaid and attacked by a machete-wielding man who reduce off her hand after she resisted his try and rape her.
Evelyn Namasopo informed Mbale Chief Justice of the Peace, Mr James Mawanda, throughout a session at Bubulo Justice of the Peace’s Court docket in Manafwa District on Wednesday, April 7, that the suspect Derrick Kuloba, 25, attacked her close to a forest on her manner residence to select beddings and meals for her sick mom who had been admitted.
“He (Kuloba) began ordering me to undress and once I refused he pulled out a machete and began slicing me. He wished to chop my head however I attempted to protect it with my proper hand,” she informed courtroom throughout listening to of a case wherein Kuloba is accused of tried homicide.
Evelyn stated she made an alarm hoping to get assist however in useless, including that she’s nonetheless experiencing loads of ache
The sufferer accused police and Mbale Court docket of attempting to frustrate her case as a result of Kuloba was launched underneath unclear circumstances a couple of days after his arrest.
“I want justice from this courtroom as a result of I’m now disabled. I’m not capable of do any day-to-day actions like I used to. I can’t even write,” she defined.
Prosecution informed courtroom that Kuloba, a resident of Nabooti Village, Nakatsi Sub-County in Bududa District, on July 4, 2020 armed with a machete, waylaid the sufferer and attacked her earlier than chopping off her proper hand in a botched rape
The woman additionally sustained a number of accidents on different components of the physique. Prosecution offered three witnesses; the sufferer, her cousin and uncle.
In her testimony, the woman additional requested courtroom to provide Kuloba a harsh punishment.
The case was adjourned to April 8, 2021 when Prosecution is anticipated to current extra witnesses in courtroom.
Her mom, Ms Juliet Khainza stated: “We had waited for this case to start out however in useless. I need my daughter to get justice.”
Ms Khainza requested the suspect to foot her daughter’s medical payments, pending judgment, saying her household may nolonger afford her medicine.
Ms Khainza requested the suspect to foot the sufferer’s medical payments, pending judgment, saying her household had change into financially handicapped.