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 and charged in courts of law of grievous body harm.
Kyamulesire Swizin Kasoro a business man at Mpanga market in Fort Portal municipality, Kabarole district, Western Uganda, is scot free after burning his wife with paraffin mixed with acid in the private organs.
Kemigabo dragged Kyamulesire to police but she alleges the corrupt police mismanaged her files and dismissed her case.
The lady has been discharging pus from her private parts and according to the medics at Fort Portal referral hospital that carried out the examinations, 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, have the man arrested and prosecuted in courts of law.
HOW IT STARTED?
Kemigabo has been married to Kyamulesire for nine years and have one kid (a daughter).
She received a call from her home in Kyenjojo that there was a sick person.
She told Kyamulesire who gave her transport to go and see the sick relative.
But on returning back home at around 6:00pm on 9th July 2014, she was shocked to find the husband with another woman on their marital bed as children played in the compound with Kyamulesire’s older daughter.
When she opened the door to put off her clothes, she got surprised to see Kyamulesire coming out of the bed naked.
“Why have you opened my door? What do you want?” Kemigabo says her husband had turned shame into anger.
Kyamulesire called one Mugabo, a shamba boy and ordered him to bring a rope they normally use to tie the cows.
“My husband started beating me seriously. He ordered his workers Mugabo, John and Muganzi Patrick to help him and 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.
Kemigabo was rescued by the neighbours who had the daughter and herself crying at around 11:00pm on July 9th 2014.
The following morning, Kemigabo went to Fort Portal police and recorded her statement accusing Kyamulesire of torture and attempted murder.
HOW POLICE TORTURED ME
Kemigabo said officers at Fort portal police station tortured her when she went to open a file against her estranged husband.
She said Okello Laurence, the then Acting CID Fort Portal, arrested Kyamulesire but released him after one day.
She went back and reported to the District Police Commander, Geoffrey Kahebwa, but was chased away in the presence of journalists.
Kahebwa said that Kyamulesire has no case to answer.
The case was later taken over by the current CID Tusingwire Joshua after media exposed the rot.
Unable to walk and her uterus facing removal, Kemigabo wants her husband re-arrested.
She is currently jobless and starving at her home in Kitumba East division.
On Wednesday 27th May, 2015, Court in Fort Portal adjourned the case in which Kyamulesire is accused of causing grievous harm to 8th June-2015.
While in court, the defense lawyer Victor Businge, claimed that Kyamulesire withdrawn the case and agreed with the wife to settle the matter outside court.
To the contrary, the state Attorney Ahebwa Stuart said the case was not a civil case but criminal one warning that no one should play around with it.
He added that in his own observation, the police might have miss handled 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 like acid and alkaline.