Samuel Tumukuratire, a 29 year old nursing assistant from Najeera hospital in Nakawa Division, Kampala, Uganda has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for allegedly sedating, r*ping and impregnating a patient. After Tumukuratire was arrested, he confessed to the crime and told police he has lost count count of how many of his patients he has r*ped. He said he would first sure they have taken a complusory HIV test before sedating and r*ping them.
Samuel Tumukuratire, a resident of Najeera appeared before City Hall Court grade one Magistrate Moses Nabende on Monday.
The prosecution led by Jackie Kyansimire stated that on June 5, 2017 at Najeera hospital, Samuel Tumukuratire sedated his female patient after which he had s*xual intercourse with her without her consent.
The prosecution further states that three months after the incident, the victim realized that she was pregnant even though she had not had s*x in a year, as her husband was working overseas by then.
However, Magistrate Moses Nabende did not let Samuel Tumukuratire take a plea stating that the magistrate court lacked jurisdiction and the alleged offenses could only be tried at the High Court.
His case was therefore moved to the High Court where he would be brought on August 18, 2017 for continuation of his case as police investigations continue. Samuel Tumukuratire remains remanded in police custody.