KABALE – A 31-year-old primary school teacher at Triple M Primary School in Hamurambi Village, Kaharo Sub County in Kabale District has today been remanded to Ndorwa Government Prison for allegedly defiling a 17 year -old- Pupil of the said institution.
Ambrose Rukundo, the accused, was formally charged and subsequently remanded to Ndorwa Government Prison.
Prosecutor Isaac Onyango, presenting the case before His Worship Julius Mutabazi, the Kabale Grade I Magistrate, asserted that on October 21, 2026, at Triple M Primary School in Hamurambi Village, Kaharo Sub County, Kabale District, Rukundo, in his capacity as a person of authority and a teacher, illicitly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old pupil.
The court heard that Rukundo had allegedly summoned the victim to the staff room under the guise of retrieving books. Exploiting the opportunity of being alone with her, he purportedly coerced her into a sexual act without using protection.
Following the incident, he allegedly gave the victim Ugx 5,000, instructing her to remain silent. However, the victim reported the matter to her father.
Prosecutor Onyango emphasized that due to the severity of the allegations, Rukundo could not enter a plea. He also informed the court that investigations were still ongoing.
His Worship Mutabazi, acknowledging the gravity of the case, prevented Rukundo from entering a plea, citing that the offense fell under the jurisdiction of the High Court, not his court.
Mutabazi ruled, “This is a capital offense beyond the jurisdiction of this court. We have not allowed you to take a plea. All we are to do is to mention the case to you, adjourn, and remand you to Ndorwa Government Prison for further management by this court before you are committed for trial. You are, therefore, remanded to prison until October 31st, 2023, when the case will come up for mention.”
Consequently, Rukundo was remanded to Ndorwa Government Prison until October 31st, 2023, when the case is scheduled for further mention.
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