Over 400 Domestic Violence Cases Registered in Mbarara
Police in Rwizi region, Mbarara city has said it has in six months alone registered 438 cases of domestic violence which has been characterized by child abuse in the region.
Speaking to Croozefm, Rwizi police spokesperson Samson Kasasira says child abuse cases including child neglect and child disappearance, which he attributes to early marriages have also shot up with over 140 recorded.
Kasasira has thus asked parents and local leaders to engage their children in developmental activities rather than connive with men to sell them off in early marriage.
Last week the Minister of ICT, Judith Nabakooba said that more than 21,000 cases of child abuse have been registered in different parts of the country during the five months of COVID-19 lockdown.