Kabale Gets New Remand Home Amid Growing Delinquency

LC5 Chaiman Patrick Besigye Keihwa the  recives the Remand Home from the contractor on tuesday

Kabale leaders are worried of the increased crime rate among the juveniles in the district.

Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale LC5 Chairman says that since January this year, this web 14 juveniles have been arrested and charged with different offences.

Four of these he said are charged with defilement, medications eight of them with theft, viagra buy one is charged with assault and the other with murder.

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He added that in December last year, one child was remanded at Fort portal Remand Home over murder.

Besigye expressed the concern on Wednesday while presiding over the takeover by Kabale District of the first phase of a new Juvenile’s Remand Home and handover of the site for phase two works for construction of staff accommodation at Kikungiri Hill in Kabale Municipality.

The staff accommodation will cost 500million shillings and will be constructed by MUPA Technical services.

Keihwa expressed optimism that when finished, the remand home will help reduce the number of children on street and the growing delinquency.

James Ebitu, the Director of Social Protection in the ministry of Gender, Labor, and Social Development said that by July this year the ministry will ensure that the facility is operational.


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