On 22ndJune, 2015 CEDOVIP met with the Director of Public Prosecutions His Lordship Justice Mike Chibita in his chambers at Worker’s house in Kampala to discuss a working relationship with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in response to violence against women and girls (VAW/G) prevention and response.
CEDOVIP team was led by the Executive Director, Tina Musuya and was received by the Deputy Head of DPP Gender Department, State Lucy Kabakuma who presented the team to the Director.
During the meeting, CEDOVIP presented the need for the two entities to partner and collaborate to support delivery of justice to survivors of VAW/G to;
Community Development officers in Busoga under the Government of Uganda Irish aid joint program to address GBV continue to play a very important role of mobilizing communities to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities through conducting activities that inspire women and men to take individual and collective actions to prevent violence against women and girls with in their neighborhoods and communities.
The Domestic Violence Act coalition held a press conference to condemn the unjustifiable release of UPDF soldier Lance corporal Herbert Rwakihembo by the army’s court of appeal.
Rwakihembo was accused of shooting dead 3 people in Luzira after he returned from Somalia including his Irene Namuyaba and two others; Royce Kawendeke, Nnalongo Zaina Nassolo by shooting in a gruesome murder in Luzira a Kampala suburb.
He had been sentenced to 35 years in jail by the division army court that sat in Luzira in January 2013 before the court of appeal over turned the sentence on 13th February, 2015 on grounds that he acted in the heat of passion after provocation. The ruling by the appellant courts to reduce his sentence from 35 years, to 15 years and then 3 years leading to his subsequent release.