Monday, December 14, 2009

45 pupils defiled and pregnant

About 45 pupils defiled and pregnant in the ten sub counties of Kasese district in the last three months.
Reasons for the above cases as put forward by respondents from the respective schools

Long distances traveled by pupils to school exposing them to defilers.

Parents sending their young girls to trading centre during late hours.

Poor relationship between parents-teacher-pupils where by parents does not allow teachers to punish their pupils in case of misbehavior.

Weak enforcement officers to punish those who defile the pupils. police sometimes do not handle these cases professionally leading to defilers being set free after sometime.

Interference of some politicians in the cases of defilement who encourage parents to discuss issues at their home without reporting them to police.
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