Couple arrested for allegedly denying son food for days

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NEWS– The Police in Kyegegwa District have in detention a couple on allegations of starving their 12 year old son.

The suspects are Donozio Mugisha and Patience Musiimenta and they are detained to answer charges of mistreating Jonan Amanya.

it’s alleged that Amanya a biological son to Mugisha and step son to Musiimenta had spent four days without anything to eat on top of his body being infected with jiggers and lice.

Lauben Kashemeza the area councilor wants parents to join hands with the Government to always help in safeguarding the rights of the children and ensure their safe living.

He attributes such crimes to increasing cases of domestic violence thus calling upon couples to always sort out their issues amicably so that their children won’t suffer the consequences.

Jesca Naawe the Kyegegwa District Police Commander says that the couple will be produced in courts of law to answer the charges accordingly.

She condemns the act and wants parents to always ensure safety of their children instead of harassing and mistreating them.