Police in Kakumiro are holding a 26-year-old man, David Muhumuza, from Katikara village in Katikara sub-county, Kakumiro district, for allegedly raping a 52-year-old woman. The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday night around 10 pm, when the victim was alone at home. Muhumuza allegedly broke down the victim’s door and raped her.
The victim raised an alarm, and her neighbors rushed to her rescue. They apprehended the suspect as he tried to escape and handed him over to the police.
One of the neighbors, Justine Atuhura, recalled hearing the victim screaming for help. Another resident, Benson Muhairwe, is calling for a medical examination to determine the suspect’s mental state and for stern action to be taken against him.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, confirmed that Muhumuza is in custody at the Kakumiro central police station and will face charges of rape.
Medical reports from a doctor have confirmed that the victim was indeed raped. This is a heinous crime, and it is important for the perpetrator to be held accountable for his actions. It is also crucial for the victim to receive medical attention and support.