A sixteen-year-old girl who hit her would-be rapist with a stone, killing him, is to face murder charges according to the police.
The girl (names withheld) recorded a statement at the Police for stoning to death a man who wanted to rape her. The man died on arrival at Mulago Hospital. The incident took place on 16/03/2013 at night in Kyebando Nsoba, a Kampala suburb.
Currently detained at Kira Road police station, the girl said she did not intend to kill the man, but acted in self-defense.
“As I walked home from my friend’s home in Kamwokya, a man leapt at me from the nearby bush and started slapping me. He also kicked me and I fell down. As he started tearing off my skirts, attempting to rape me, I overpowered him, picked a huge stone and hit him on the head,” she narrated.
The girl added that when the man fell down, she ran to a relative’s home. By press time, circumstances surrounding the girl’s arrest were scanty but the district Police commander of Kira Road police station, Robert Walugembe, said she will be charged with murder.