By Kabuye Ronald
African center for treatment and rehabilitation of Torture Victims ACTV is concerned about the increasing torture, cruel treatment and corporal punishment meted against children yet the responsible government entities with impunity give a deaf hear instead of taking action against the perpetrators.
According to the ACTV report in the period of five year 2013-2017, they registered 281 cases of child torture which are much lesser than those that go unreported in the communities.
Now the Chief Executive Officer of ACTV, Samuel Herbert Nsubuga condemned the torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against children and called upon both state and non- state actors to ensure a torture free society for children in Uganda.
“ACTV recommends that Uganda police force investigates all allegations of child torture and cruel treatment which have been brought to its attention to ensure that justice is served for promotion of access to justice and rights of children.
The Directorate of Public Prosecutions ensures that perpetrators are prosecuted under the prevention and prohibition of Torture Act and the public report cases of child torture, inhumane, degrading treatment or punishment to Uganda Police.” Said Nsubuga.
He also applauded Uganda Police for following and rescuing Peter Namanya A 6-year-old boy who on 18th September 2019 who was allegedly repeatedly tortured by a one Penninah Kukunda a resident of Buwate, Kiira Municicipality and the media for bring torture cases to light.