UPDF Cleans Up Banda Town

33- year-old Kemigabo Stella who was burnt with acid in her private parts by her husband wants justice to prevail and have the man arrested for the grievous body harm.

Kyamulesire Swizin Kasoro, information pills a business man at Mpanga market in Fort Portal municipality, troche is scot free after pouring a mixture of kerosene and acid in his wife’s private organs.

Kemigabo dragged Kyamulesire to police but she alleges the corrupt police mismanaged her case files and dismissed her case.

The lady has been discharging pus in her private parts and according to the medics at Fort Portal referral hospital, prostate her uterus needs to be removed.

The victim is appealing for the human rights organizations, legal associations, and women activists and media to come to her rescue, and have the man arrested, charged and punished.

Kemigabo narrates that she has been married with Kyamulesire for nine years and have one daughter.

She explained that she received a call from her ancestral home in Kyenjojo that there was a sick person. She told her husband Kyamulesire who gave her transport to go and see the sick relative.

But on returning home at around 6:00pm on 9th July 2014, she was shocked to find the husband sleeping with another woman in their marital bed as children played in the compound with Kyamulesire’s older daughter.


Kyamulesire emerged naked from the bedroom and asked, “Why have you opened my door? What do you want?”

She said, “He called one Mugabo a Shamba boy and ordered him to bring a rope they normally use to tie the cow, which he used to flog me. He then ordered his workers Mugabo John and Muganzi Patrick to help him take me to the farm”.

Kemigabo narrates that she was tied with the ropes on the tree with her daughter. The husband ordered the men to bring paraffin mixed with acid and poured it in her private parts. At one point he asked whether she was still alive.

Kemigabo said she was rescued by the neighbors who had the daughter and her crying at around 11:00pm on July 9th 2014.

Stella with her husband and child before the incident
Stella with her husband and child before the incident

The following morning, Kemigabo said that she went to Fort Portal police and recorded her statement accusing her husband of torture and attempted murder.

Kemigabo told media that Okello Laurence the then Acting CID Fort Portal arrested Kasoro Kyamulesire but released him after one day, before telling her that the case was over.

She reveals that she went back and reported to the District Police Commander Geoffrey Kahebwa but she was chased away in the presence of the journalists. Kahebwa said that Kyamulesire has no case to answer.

Some media reporters later questioned the police officers on why she was not getting their attention. This is when they realized that she also needed an urgent operation, yet she had no money.

The media intervention with her story airing on local FMs attracted the attention many people and activists who angrily attacked the police for neglecting the woman and mismanaging her file.

The case is still alive in courts of law. It was last Wednesday adjourned at the Fort Portal Magistrates Court to June 18, 2015.

While in court, the defense lawyer Victor Businge however, claimed that the complainant had earlier agreed to have the matter settled out of court, but the magistrate dismissed this claim, given the gravity of the case.

Testifying before court, Mugarura Jackson the clinical officer attached to Fort Portal regional referral hospital who examined her, said the complainant was found with bruises on her neck, wounds in her private parts which were caused by hot or corrosive substances

As part of the efforts to polish the national army’s image among civilians, information pills Uganda People’s Defense Forces together with Kampala Capital City Authority and other NGOs yesterday embarked on a cleaning exercise of Banda town in Nakawa division.

The army, assisted by the residents slashed bushes, cleaned trenches, swept roads while interacting with Banda residents, who gave out their views and understanding of the UPDF.


Deputy Chief Civil Military Cooperation Lt Col John Sonko stressed that UPDF is a people’s force and that coming to Banda was part of the army’s social responsibilities.

“We are glad to be part of this sanitation campaign; but we also want to change people’s perception that the army is only for fighting and suppressing uprisings alone.

Sonko revealed that the cleaning exercise will be on every last weekend of the month for the remaining part of the year.

Kids also participated

KCCA spokesperson Peter Kauju called upon residents in the city suburbs to avoid littering their communities with rubbish and ensure that they stay in a clean and safe environment all the time.

Kauju added that this cleaning exercise is part of the Go Green campaign where they hope to plant over 500,000 trees in period of five months

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