By Jane Nambi
Minister Ronald Kibuule has received backlash over the rape remarks he made but he has come out to clarify the comments which upset parliament, stirred up activists and received ridicule from the women.
He denied reports which indicated that he said those who are raped are to blame because they dress indecently. A husband of two girls, a father of girls and a brother to sisters, Kibuule pointed that he “can never advocate for rape”. “I am a father, I am a leader and I am a son of a woman. The essence of the [Daily] Monitor report was that I okayed rape. That while addressing the youth, I okayed rape of girls who put on miniskirts and that the victims of rape should not be helped. Let me put it clear that I did not okay rape and I cannot okay rape. I am a strong advocate of the women,” Kibuule said.
On Tuesday, Kibuule said that victims of rape who dress indecently should instead be charged with inviting the crime. He listed miniskirts, bikinis and tight jeans as some forms of indecent dressing. “All members, media should stand with me in my fight against primitive acts of rape of our children and women. I also request honorable colleagues to join me in promotion of moral upbringing of our children. ”