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Feelings for the sick: Intern nurse arrested for raping female patients

By Davis Mugabi

An intern nurse has been arrested for raping female patients at Entebbe Grade B hospital.

The suspect has been identified as Denis Kutesa.

Kutesa was arrested on Saturday over allegations of rape and attempted rape on two female patients at the hospital. Kampala Metropolitan Police, are currently investigating the allegations, and Kutesa is currently detained at Entebbe Central Police Station.

According to the allegations, the suspect identified his victims from the Gynecology ward and then drugged them using a substance suspected to be chloroform before raping them. Suspected chloroform substances were recovered from his place of residence at the hospital, and a letter was found where he requested to be prayed for immoral thoughts he had been experiencing.

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrest,

“We would like to inform the public that it is possible that there may be more victims of Mr. Kutesa Denis’ alleged crimes, and we urge anyone who may have been a victim to come forward and report to the nearest police station. We take all allegations of sexual assault very seriously, and we are committed to ensuring that justice is served for all victims,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement Monday. “We would also like to reassure the public that the safety and security of patients in hospitals are of utmost importance to us, and we will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.”

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