Woman arrested for dumping Child in latrine escapes from Custody


KABALE– A Woman in Rubaya sub county, Kabale District has escaped from Ryakarimira Police Post after being arrested for giving birth and dumping a newborn baby in a latrine.

Nelson Atukwase, the Rubayo sub county boss identified the suspect as Violet Tumuheirwe a resident of Habugarama Village, Kitooma Parish, Rubaya sub county in Kabale District.

Atukwase says that people from the above address informed Authorities who reported the case at Ryakariira Police post where the officers rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect on 8th June.

At Ryakarimira Police station, Tumuheirwe revealed that the pregnancy was just five months old. This prompted an immediate search by a group of residents who later discovered the newly born baby in the pit latrine.

It’s alleged that the Tumuhirwe gave birth on Sunday according to neighbours.

Francis Tumwiine, the OC Ryakarimira Police post reported to the Sub County Chairperson that the woman escaped from their cells which made the residents bitter and confused on the whereabouts of the woman.