Kibuule owes Ugandans an apology for careless remarks
Posted Thursday, September 26 2013 at 01:00
I have read with disgust, utterances published in the Daily Monitor of September 24, in which the Youth Affairs minister Ronald Kibuule was quoted to have said that rape victims should be arrested, if, at the time of the crime, they were indecently dressed; and the rapist be subsequently released.
I find it difficult to believe that a minister would make such remarks, especially in reference to the youth that he is meant to lead.
I do not support any form of dressing that is out of the generally accepted norms in a given society, but for Mr Kibuule to make such outrageous remarks, and even share them with the Inspector General of Police is unbelievable.
As an analogy, if a robber broke down a weak door at night and grabbed my property, I would, according to Kibuule’s ‘philosophy’, be arrested and perhaps punished for having a weak door, and the robber is set free.
The minister’s statements are an embarrassment to citizens of this country, especially the women. He owes all Ugandans an unreserved and profound apology.