JINJA, UGANDA: Police in Jinja City have arrested and put in custody a 45-year-old (HIV positive) man for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old daughter.
The suspect identified as Moses Waiswa, a resident of Busiya II Zone, Buwenge Town Council in Jinja District, was arrested after the girl reported the matter to community leaders who informed the police.
The Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Mr. James Mubi, confirmed the arrest of Waiswa, who is currently detained at Buwenge Police Station pending investigations.
“It is bad for a parent to do such to an innocent child; we have arrested him and he faces charges of aggravated defilement because he is a parent and also HIV positive,” Mubi said, adding that the suspect took advantage of his wife’s absence at home to commit the crime.
Mr. Mubi explained that on that fateful day, the girl had reportedly sought permission from her father to spend the night at her grandmother’s place, a request he allegedly objected to.
Police confirmed recovery of two exhibits, including a panga and rope that the father is said to have used to threaten the daughter before sexually abusing her.
The traumatized victim is now undergoing Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) care and counseling.