Kabale Police are overwhelmed by family violence cases.

By Libino Byamukama


The child and family protection unit at Kabale Central Police Station is concerned about the high number of family violence cases reported in the last two years.

The Child and Family Protection Unit at Kabale Central Police Station registered 404 family violence cases in a period of two years (2021–2022).

The head of the child and family protection unit, IP Kamiranga Margret, told our reporter in her office at Kabale central police station that 50 cases of child neglect, 38 missing children, 55 cases of child desertion or abandonment, defilement, and 84 and 18 children in conflict with the law were recorded over a two-year period.

She added that all the cases are a result of poverty and parents not knowing their roles in the family, which resulted in daily fights and other child-related cases.

The inspector of police at Kabale central police station has challenged the community and stakeholders to open their eyes towards their children.

She added that parents should not allow their children to move in any case, claiming that most men took advantage of the girl child’s freedom at home by pregnant them or involving them in other child-related cases.

On January 2, 2023, at the conclusion of a 5-day Charismatic conference at Kakore Catholic Parish in Hamurwa Town Council, Rubanda District Hon. Akampurira Mbabazi Prossy, the Rubanda District Woman MP, expressed concern about the district’s high rate of domestic violence and break-up cases.

Hon. Akampurira, who doubles as the Commissioner of the 11th Parliament, said that some men have resorted to buying pieces of land without engaging their spouses in their agreements, stressing that some men fear working together with their wives, something that has affected development in some of the families.

The legislator cited an example of a man who bought land with neither his wife nor any family members, and upon his demise, everything went to waste, hence calling for cooperation and unity among spouses for the stability of families.

Akampurira further stressed that domestic violence cases are on the rise since some parents have resorted to fighting in broad daylight in the presence of their children.