It was on October 10, 2015, Chisomo not her real name was summoned to her uncle’s house, upon arrival, she asked him the reason she was summoned.
Surprisingly, the man who claimed to be a brother to her mother demanded that he wanted to have sex with her.
He threatened her, forced her down and later managed to quench his wicked form of thirsty.
Later, the man was arrested and found guilty by Mwanza First Grade Magistrate court on charges of rape contrary to section 133 of the penal code.
The court committed the monster to 9 years jail term. the Mulunguzi First Grade Magistrate Court handed over a custodial record sentence of 16 years for a man who defiled her two step daughters and infected them HIV, however, despite handing over hefty punishments to defilers, the continue registering plentiful cases of defilement.
Just recently, media houses reported that a 31 year old man defiled a three young kids in the range of 7, 8 and 10 in the Kasungu district, maybe by this time you understand how big is the problem in the country is.
Just to complement, these are just few examples as thousands of Malawian young girls have been left with life time scars of defilement.
Almost each time I read a newspaper or listen to news on radios in the country, a day cannot go without a story of defilement or a woman being raped.
Shockingly, the perpetrators of the disgusting act are parents, relatives and guardians of the victims a thing am failing to calculate real intention of such cruel men who take an advantage of innocent children when we have beautiful night queens who are desperate for customers.
Defilement could have serious negative effects such as infertility, trauma, the contraction of HIV/AIDS and terminal illness and even death.
If you analysing the above demerits mentioned above, you will agree with me that as a nation we cannot move forward in aspects such as social and economic areas.
I think as a country we have an obligation to fight for the rights of vulnerable groups such as women and children who are also entitled the full enjoyment of their rights.