Crime & Investigation

Gang-Rape Victim, Zainab Mbabazi, Rehabilitated


advice geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Zainab, buy more about who was recently gang-raped by a group of Asian nationals in Kampala, hospital has been in custody of ActionAid since October 15, 2013 after she was discharged from Mulago Referral Hospital.

The organisation said “while in our hands she has been able to get psychosocial counseling; medical attention; shelter, security and privacy; legal aid; training in business and entrepreneurial skills for self-sustenance; and reunion with her parents and relatives.”

ActionAid said in a statement on Wednesday that it appreciates AAR and Mbarara Hospital medical specialists who supported her treatment and recovery.

“Therefore today we are celebrating the significant improvement in her physical and psychological health,” the statement reads in part.

ActionAid had earlier come under pressure for reportedly exploiting Zainab’s health complications for its own economic motives, a charge the group denies.

It further said the experiences of management of this case presents evidence of big challenges that requires urgent National attention for the protection and safety of women and girls in Uganda.


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