Many Ugandans have offered to help a 14-year old girl in Bushenyi who stoned to death a 40-year-old man she accused of trying rape her. The girl has been in police custody for about a week and there were concerns that she wouldn’t get bail because she is an orphan who lives alone with her 9-year-old brother.
This is the current point of discussion on the New Vision page. There have been efforts from individuals and FIDA who have offered to help her through her education and giving her psychological help. This is the kind of treatment that many Ugandan girls who are sexually offended lack. It’s not because we are not willing to help but many times these stories never see the light of day. The Ugandan media has been great in giving this girl’s story attention. We need to do more, encourage these girls to speak out offer any help you can. Though she will be out on bail it’s important to follow the case and ensure justice is delivered.