A 30-year-old man sentenced to 30 years in jail for defiling his 10-year-old sister in law shocked the court when he asked to be castrated instead.
Kassim Kisomeso, a resident of Busiika town in Luwero district today charged with aggravated defilement, He was convicted and sentenced during the Special Gender-Based Violence Criminal session presided over by Justice Damalie Lwanga.
After conviction, Kisomeso asked the court for a pardon and instead of a custodial sentence, give him a suspended sentence, and castrate him to tame his sexual urge, so that he can look after his eight-months-old baby.
Kisomeso, a resident of Busiika town in Luwero district was found guilty of defiling his sister in law for 15 consecutive days, between September 14 and September 29, last year.
According to Luwero State Attorney Beatrice Alok Odong, Kisomeso sexually molested the minor several times until he was her elder sisiter ,his wife discovered his ugly act.
The sister upon uncovering the true, subjected the child to a medical tests at Kalagala Health Centre IV that concluded that the girl’s inside was raptured and she had already developed an infection.
Kisomeso defended his rotten actions saying he was always drunk when he molested the child and accused his wife of constantly fighting with him.
the state attorney Alok asked Court to sentence the accused person to 30 years in jail because he was not remorseful and wasted court’s resources as well as time.
In his sentence, Justice Lwanga said there is no punishment in Uganda Laws where a convict like him can be castrated by injection to protect the public.
Lwanga instead sustained the jail sentence and a fine of 400,000 Shillings as compensation for the physical injuries and emotional stress on the victim.
Lwanga added that the punishment will keep Kisomeso away from the public and deter others from committing the same offence.