The Police in Buikwe and Luwero are investigating two separate gruesome murders by mentally ill mothers on their young children of two years.
On September 6, 2021 at around 7pm at Kisaala village, Buikwe sub-county, a one Nakyanzi Rachel, a 30 year old mother picked her two year old biological daughter, identified as Sylvia Kizza, and took her inside her grandmother’s house, where she slit her throat using a knife. The suspect was examined upon arrest and found to be on unsound mind and further transferred to Butabika.
And then on September 10, 2021 at around 6pm police at Wobulenzi, received a report were a one Yudayah, 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 victim bled to death. The suspect was arrested and found to be of unsound mind. Exhibit recovered and exhibited.
Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson said; “We continue to face murders arising out of mental disorders. Such murders are exacerbated by health and domestic challenges that need to be addressed. We should all remember that all children, however young, have a right to life, survival and wellbeing, which rights we must observe.”
He added “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.”