By Emmanuel Olinga and Vincent Emong
The districts of Kumi and Katakwi have registered a total of 927 cases of Gender Based Violence.
According to Alice Iwelo the psychosocial support officer Kumi GBV shelter, they have received 327 cases from female and 110 from male with the highest number of non maintainence.
Iwelo, points that violence amongst families is caused by unfaithfulness, poverty and high levels of illiteracy.
Lilian Amuge the CDO Mukongoro sub county in Kumi district says cases are always rampant during the harvest season.
Meanwhile in Katakwi the District has registered over 500 Gender Based Violence Cases in the last eleven months.
This was part of the report compiled by only Katakwi Action Aid shelter during the 16 days activism to fight GBV which was celebrated under the theme “Unite Activisms to End Gander Based Violence against Women and Girls”.
According to that report, Usuk sub county and town council leads with complicated cases of Land grabbing, battering of women and murder, followed by Ongongonja, Magoro and Palam Sub County.
Sarah Agiro, psychosocial support Officer at Action Aid Katakwi Shelter, says 500 files of Gender Based Violence were recorded attributing it to poverty, child neglect and non maintenance and high rate of girl child impregnated.