A GRADE eleven pupil of Kabanana site and service has been fined K3,500 in the Boma Local Court for impregnating his fellow pupil aged 16.
Before senior local court magistrate Bertha Zulu was Dorcas Mwale, 37, who was demanding compensation from Mirriam Namovo’s son.
Mwale told the court that she wants the juvenile to also take up responsibility of her daughter who is in grade 12 by paying her school fees.
“My daughter stayed away from home for three days only to later discover that she was with my landlady’s son. I also discovered that she was pregnant. The young man accepted responsibility,” she said.
Namovu’s son accepted impregnating Mwale’s daughter.
“She was my girlfriend. We started dating in September last year and she discovered that she was expecting my child in March this year.
She then decided to leave her parents’ house upon discovering that she was pregnant because she claimed she was no longer comfortable living with them,” he said.
Standing beside his mother, the juvenile told the court that he pleaded with his girlfriend not to leave her parents’ house. She stayed with a friend for three days.
Despite accepting responsibility, the juvenile lamented that he was unable to meet his girlfriend’s family demands because he was still a school boy.
However the court said both juveniles were responsible for the pregnancy though advised against the two marrying because they were still both at school.
The court said the juvenile was expected to offer support once the baby is born as well as pay for damages.