Student Sues Namirembe Hillside for ‘Neglecting Her Virginity’

A former student at Namirembe Hillside High School has dragged the school to the Kampala High Court seeking a Shs. 100 Million compensation for what she calls negligence that led to her sexual abuse.

The student, whose names we are withholding, says the school’s negligence gave an opportunity to a fellow student to rape her.

The plaintiff says she was in Senior Five last year, when she was sexually assaulted and that in the process, she lost her virginity.

The applicant recollects that on 26/October 2016,  during lunch time, one Geoffrey Kalemera, a  Senior Six student by then  unlawfully grabbed her and dragged her into the Senior 2 classroom and raped her at 2pm before fellow  students returned to class for lessons.

Through her lawyers of Pearl Advocates and Solicitors, the complainant accuses the school head teacher of failure to carry out proper investigations in this matter when she reported.

The head teacher apparently suspended her from school instead, without subjecting her to a fair hearing.

Being on suspension, she says she missed the end of year examinations which impeded her promotion to the next class.

She adds that she notified the School of her intention to sue but they looked unbothered.

Among the declarations, the compliant wants court to pronounce it that the School neglected her life and welfare.

She also wants an order for the school to pay her Shs. 100million in damages for the injuries, humiliation, loss of self-esteem, mental anguish and inconvenience she suffered.

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