The research study mainly focused on the law on defilement and its effectiveness that is mainly
faced by female sex being the most affected group in the universe. The offence of defilement is
defined in section 129 of the P C A of Uganda and it provides that any person who unlawfully
has sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 18 years is guilty of the offence and is liable to
surfer death 1
Before the amendment of P C A sections it used to define defilement to mean a man having
sexual intercourse (carnal knowledge) of a girl v:ho is below the eve of l 8 years that was the
meaning of defilement. after the amendment of the P C A section 129 it defined defilement to
mean any person who performs sexual act with another person who is below the age of 18 years
of age commits a felony known as defilement and on conviction and on conviction is liable to
life imprisonment. and still the P C A provides that any person who attempts to perform sexual
intercourse with another person who is bellow the age of 18 years commits an offence and is on
conviction liable to imprisonment not exceeding 18 years
The enactment of the PC A has played a paramount role in the protection and securing of young
girls as far as virginity is concerned which is a priority of every female sex person not with
standing there dignity.
In Mukono district emphasis were put on methods that can be used to control and stop the course
of defilement and how best these methods can be used.
Mukono district is comprised by different tribal groups but majority being Baganda. Basoga. and
westerners. it has been found on record that the main courses of defilement in Mukono district is
due to the large number or youth who are not well educated and most of them are not employed
and so idle in addition to that there are very many drinking places surrounded by slummy areas
and bars being attained by young girls.
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