NEWS– The Police in Buikwe and Luwero are investigating two separate gruesome murders by mentally ill mothers on their young children of two years, respectively.
CP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson revealed that on 6th September 2021 at around 7pm in Kisaala village, Buikwe sub-county, Nakyanzi Racheal 30, picked her two year old biological daughter identified as Slyvia Kiiza and took her inside her grandmother’s house where she slit her throat using a knife.
According to Enanga, the suspect was examined upon arrest and found to be on unsound mind and was later transferred to Butabika.
Enanga also narrated that on 10th September 2021 at around 6pm police at Wobulenzi Police station received a report that a 30 year old mentally ill mother while at Bukolwa Gwafwa, Katikamu sub-county in Luweero picked a hoe and cut her two year old daughter Winnie Mercy on the neck the act that made the victim bleed to death.
“The suspect was arrested and found to be of unsound mind. Exhibit recovered and exhibited” Enanga added.
Enanga stressed that as security they continue to face murders arising out of mental disorders which he said are exacerbated by health and domestic challenges that need to be addressed.
He appealed to the public to remember that all children however young have a right to life, survival and well being, which rights they must observe.
“As the Joint Security Agencies, we strongly condemn such acts of cruel and inhuman behaviour against Young Children, because there is no justification whatsoever. For any life threatening situations call on the Toll Free Line for the CFPU at Police Headquarters on 0800199195 or 0718-792417”, Enanga narrated.