A suspected thug fell asleep after raping a 36-year old single mother of four children in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, 6th October. The incident happened at Busembe village, Maya Parish, Nsangi Subcounty, in Wakiso District.
Abbas Bamulangaki Senkumba, allegedly dug a hole in the house until he accessed the woman’s bedroom. He first demanded money but later raped her. The victim who has recorded a statement at Nsangi police division said Senkumbi attacked her at around 2 am.
“He told me that he was sure that I had money. At that time, he was holding a sharp knife. I begged him not to kill me because I am the only parent for my children. I also begged him not to hurt my children. I gave him 1.2 million I had saved from my shop business,” the woman said.
After receiving the money, Senkumba allegedly told the woman that she was beautiful and he could not leave without having sex with her. The woman said she pleaded with Senkumba not to rape her but go with the money.
“He insisted that he was going to kill me if I refused having sex with him. I painfully accepted his demands because I wanted to be ‘safe’ with my life and children. He suddenly fell asleep after having sex with me. I picked his knife and I stabbed him in the chest,” the woman indicated in her statement.
Senkumba ran out of the house naked screaming for help as the knife was still in the chest. He hid in the bush from where he bled to death. Nsangi police picked Senkumba’s body and took it to Mulago hospital for a postmortem.
Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, said police surgeon examined the woman and it has since been proved that she was indeed raped. Police added that semen was also found on Senkumba’s private parts. The deceased’s clothes that included two pairs of trousers, a shirt, and the 1.2 million shillings he had received were found inside the house.
By press time, the woman had been given post-exposure prophylaxis in order to protect her from contracting HIV in case the culprit was infected.
Criminal Investigation Directorate –CID records of 2019 show 1,528 women were raped. However, this presented a 3.2 percent decreased compared to 1580 cases of 2018.