Ugandan teen gets 6 hours' jail for killing father who raped her repeatedly
KAMPALA (AFP) - A Ugandan court has given a symbolic six-hour jail term to a teenage girl who killed her rapist father in a case that has drawn a wave of public sympathy.
The 18-year-old girl, who is now pregnant after repeated attacks, had confessed to killing her father with a knife and machete, Mr Peter Mugisha, a prosecutor in the case, told AFP on Friday.
"Because she pleaded guilty and said she acted in self-defence, the judge sentenced her to six hours in jail and by close of the business day she was out of jail," he said.
According to the state-owned New Vision newspaper, the girl had "lost count" of the number of times her 58-year-old father had attacked her since she turned 13. She also said that pleas for help to her mother and the local police were ignored.