Kanyanya Territorial Police is currently detaining Mr. Kato John Ssenfuma, a 40-year-old teacher at a school in Mityana , residing in Mukono District.
Mr. Ssenfuma was apprehended on allegations of attempting to defile a 15-year-old girl, a student at the same school where he teaches. The arrest follows a complaint lodged by Ms. Sheilah, 26 years old, a resident of Kyebando Erisa Zone in Kawempe Division, Kampala District, who is the guardian of the 15-year-old student.
Ms. Sheilah reported that the family became aware of Mr. Ssenfuma’s communication with the juvenile through WhatsApp, prompting his invitation to their premises. On January 13, 2024, Mr. Ssenfuma traveled to the designated venue and was subsequently apprehended upon arrival. An examination by a Police surgeon confirmed the well-being of the victim, as the intended activity did not transpire.
The case file has been submitted to the office of the Resident State Attorney, and the Kanyanya Police has received guidance on the next steps. The file is pending resubmission for sanctioning, and the suspect will face charges as determined by the Prosecution.