Rapists should be handled with an iron fist to promote social justice
Posted Friday, October 18 2013 at 01:00
By making the perpetrator of the offence of rape liable to suffer death, the framers of these laws intended to protect a woman or girl from being sexually abused by scaring the potential perpetrators.
Be that as it may, the acts of rape in our community are still prevalent. How then, is the law against rape being enforced and what impact does this have on potential rapists?
There is need to reinforce the law on rape so as to enable adherence by the people as well as deterrence from the offence by the potential rapists. At a community level, most rapists go unpunished. Until when shall we tolerate the arrogance of people who have no respect for human dignity? We must not ignore the impact that such atrocities have on our communities, including the shame, health risks and psychological trauma that the rape victims undergo.
These damages, it seems to me, are extremely irreparable! What the Pakistani ‘investors’ did to the 23-year-old woman in Kampala recently, is an utter disregard of human dignity for which they must pay the price.
Should these suspects be found guilty, it is demonstrably justifiable that they get the harshest punishment.
I can only hope for justice, the result being, as I understand the position that such men are not allowed to be at large in our communities.
To stop such acts, we need to do what is cited above.