The latest child to be abused, the one the media is loving documenting is Aisha Nabukeera. If you have not seen her yet, then you should be watching more TV. In fact, you should watch more Drake Sekkeba.
The 13 year old was burnt in the most horrific way. Story is that the dress she had on some time back at the beginning of the year was set ablaze. Since it was one of those hijab things, it was not very easy to get off her and by the time helpers managed to do this, she had already been burnt badly.
It is said the girl accused her step mom. She had gone to visit her dad, who lives with said step. It was almost the end of the holidays. Aisha told the police that she was forced to wear the dress which had been dipped in fuel and then the woman set it ablaze.
Watching Vvumbula, I got the impression that there are many people who have been following this case. I also understood that emotions are still raw and Drake is not making matters any better with his insinuations that nothing is being done by the police.
He had the Police Commissioner on his show and he tried as much as possible to grill him. The Commish was there to take all the flack for the evil that’s cops all around the country and the world do. The police are very corrupt; they only think of kickbacks, they always side with the criminals…
My aunt and the two helps at home were also throwing in their opinions, even if the Commish couldn’t hear. They tried to do their Nancy Drew stunts in the living room and after thinking about the matter (not the facts) for the whole of maybe two seconds, they decided that the step mom and the police were really evil and they deserved the chair or something to that effect.
That kid is a sorry sight. Anyone who can do such a thing to a child should be thrown in the hottest district in Beirut with a tag on their shirt that says they are Jews from Israel. That would be punishment well deserved. But we also have to realize that this here is not a two year old.
If a two year old said something like that, it would be easy to believe them but for a 13 year old, I think investigations should go on. We live in an age where kids are enlightened. They have been told that step mothers are supposed to be evil and they are always thinking up ways to harm them. But the kids are also thinking of ways to harm the steps back. A kid of 13 can lie, even with ghastly burns. That’s all I’m saying.
I tried to put it to the people at home that there was a possibility that the accused step is innocent after all, that is why the police is taking its time. It wouldn’t be right to arrest the woman and lock her up because the kid says she burnt her up. There are witnesses who’ve disputed the girl’s story and that gives step mom a chance.
She might be the evil witch that she’s been accused of being. But the flip side is also possible. She could be an innocent caught in the headlights. I tried to make my people understand that the police work according to procedure. They are not supposed to act the way people acted recently in Mukono when they killed an innocent woman because they thought she was an evil spirit.
But again, this country is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s beauty is in even these things that boggle the mind.