Western Uganda, Karamoja Rank Highest in Stunted Growth

Jo Lesser-Oltheten,Director,USAID Economic Growth office speaking to the journalists

Lodger , story 23, viagra a mechanic who raped a UK-based Ugandan lawyer, Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31, has been sentenced to 27 years in jail.

Nyanzi was last year brutally strangled to death after rejecting Kibisu at a party.

The incident occurred at Nnyanzi’s £600,000 family home in Harrow, North West London

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Daily Mail reports that the BMW technician attacked the Imperial College graduate and paralegal at London firm Herbert Smith Freehills then went to work, later telling police an attacker had broken into the house.

He sobbed in the dock as prosecutor Mark Heywood QC told how Kibisu returned home on August 14 after a girl at a party rejected his sexual advances.

He said: ‘The defendant returned home to where he was living with very close family friends, having been out for almost the entire night.

‘He then took the very gravest advantage of those who had given him a home by first sexually attacking and then killing Elizabeth Nnyanzi – one of the daughters of the house – who was then alone in the property and in her own bedroom.’

Coreen (Nyanzi’s mother) and Kibisu’s mothers had been friends since their twenties and he added: ‘The association between the two families had been close and long-standing.

‘In the case of the defendant he had been given a home by the Nnyanzi family for approximately nine months.’

At the time Miss Nnyanzi’s solicitor father Joseph lived in Uganda, while her two sisters Antonia and Cressida also lived away and Kibisu moved in on an ‘extended guest invitation.’

He telephoned police at 6pm on the 15th August, claiming Miss Nnyanzi had been attacked by an intruder.

Kibisu used tools to make it appear the patio doors were forced open, and sent texts to Miss Nnyanzi’s phone in a ‘deliberate’ attempt to cover his trail.

She was discovered in her bedroom with asphyxiation marks and with a pair of knickers on inside out.

Peter Kibisu was convicted of murder

Peter Kibisu was convicted of murder

‘There was no intimacy between them and never had there been,’ said Mr Heywood.

‘She looked down on him as a much younger cousin, and one account says that Elizabeth would have been horrified and rejected any such advance.’

A victim impact statement from Coleen said her life had been ‘shattered’ and said: ‘Elizabeth was a kind, caring and loving eldest daughter who used her extensive knowledge to help others.

‘She would always go beyond the call of duty to help others.

‘Now we no longer benefit from her guidance and help, and we can’t begin to comprehend how Peter Kibisu has turned on us.

‘At the request of his mother Mary, we helped him in his hour of need. He was homeless and we took him in.


‘How did he repay us? He raped and killed our daughter.’

Jailing Kibisu for life, Judge Richard Marks said his crimes were ‘a horrendous betrayal of the trust and hospitality’ extended to him.

‘That is a home in which you two lived – the situation being your respective mothers had been friends for very many years,’ he said.

‘When you found yourself homeless in around November 2014, Elizabeth’s mother, out of the kindness of her own heart, took you in.

‘Such was the closeness of your relationship with them, you referred to Elizabeth as being your cousin and her mother as being your aunt.

‘You had a close friendship with Elizabeth, albeit she was about seven years older than you. There was no suggestion at all it was one involving intimacy.’

‘What had happened, was that shortly after you came home that morning substantially under the influence of drink and drugs, you had raped and then strangled her,’ he continued.

‘She was a talented musician, a deeply loved sister and daughter and her family have been understandably devastated by what became of her at your hands.’

Judge Marks added that she was an ‘outstanding’ individual with huge potential ahead of her.

‘What you did that morning was truly shocking.

‘Your acts were those of unspeakable wickedness and it’s frankly hard to comprehend how you could have done that to anybody, still less to a young person like her, who was to all intents and purposes family.

Kibisu used tools to make it appear the patio doors were forced open, and sent texts to Miss Nnyanzi’s phone in a ‘deliberate’ attempt to cover his trail


Wearing a grey suit and blue tie today, Kibisu sobbed as his handwritten letter was read out.

‘I can only express my deepest regret to you all for having caused you so much pain, but also recognise sorry will never be good enough,’ he said.

‘I know nothing can bring Elizabeth back and for this I am truly sorry and remorseful.

‘I appreciate everything you have done for me. You took me in like a son and I abused the position of trust. This was not the way I intended to repay you for all your kindness.’

Nnyanzi completed her bachelor’s degree in medicine at Liverpool University and master’s at Imperial before switching to law.

Described as ‘truly unique’ by her sisters, she had worked for several charities and only returned from working in Uganda months prior to her death.

Kibisu pleaded guilty to rape and murder in November and December last year.
American Foreign aid agency USAID has ranked Karamoja sub region and South Western Uganda as the first and second regions in the country with the largest rates of student children under the age of five.

This was revealed at the National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child conference held on Tuesday at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara town under the theme “our children our future.”

In the nationwide study conducted by the agency, this site it was established that 4/10 children in the south western region are stunted compared to the national average of 3/10.

About 2.4 million children in the country are stunted according to USAID. The study also revealed more than 45% of the children in the north eastern Karamoja area are stunted due to malnutrition.

Commineting about the findings, the Mbarara district LC V chairman Deus Tumusime attributed the western Uganda figures to poor child care by parents.

Tumusiime expressed shock that the region which is known to be the food basket of Uganda could fail to feed its own children.

Meanwhile, Jo-Lesser Oltheten, the director USAID economic growth office revealed  at the event a number of impediments faced by young children in Uganda.

The study revealed for instance that countrywide every 7 out of 10 students who started P.1 in 2008 never made it to P.7 in 2014 and that 519,000 children aged 5-17years in south western Uganda are engaged in child labor and up to 86,800 of these children are involved in hazardous work.

The Director asked the Ugandan government to create awareness in communities about nutrition and its benefits on a child’s development.


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