Female student jumps from topmost floor of hostel building to escape rape
Brenda Nakyejju, a female second year student of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda last Friday jumped from the third floor of a hostel building to escape a rape attempt.
According to Local media reports, the Film and Drama student had gone to visit a male friend in the boys’ hostel when he allegedly tried to rape her
To escape the rape ordeal, her friends disclosed that she chose to jump through the window on the hall’s topmost floor on discovering that the door to the room had been firmly locked by her male host.
An eye witness who identified herself as Zahra said she first heard Brenda shouting at the top of her voice as though calling for help. With the door to the room locked, Zahra rushed to the ground floor where she found Brenda bleeding from the nose and private part.
The university’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), Japhet Mucungizi confirmed the unfortunate incident revealing that the suspected rapist, identified as Jeremiah Mukyemu, 26, and a fourth year student of Medicine and Surgery has been arrested.
The CSO explained that the two had met earlier in the day before the randy medical student invited his Brenda to come check out his room. “He made the first attempt to rape her but failed. He then locked the room and tried again, still without any success. This is when he left her locked up and went to buy some things from the canteen,” the CSO said.
The CSO revealed further that the threatened lady boiled water in a percolator which she would use to her defense should the guy returned and made another attempt. “When the guy opened the room, the lady poured the hot water into his face and things got out of control. The guy became very violent and with the room locked, this forced the lady to jump out through the window.
”The suspect is currently in the custody of local police. He had a similar case in 2015 where he tried to rape another girl and went into hiding. They later sorted themselves with the girl’s family and he came back to school,” he added.