More child homicides resulting from domestic violence were reported by Uganda Police last week, putting youngsters more vulnerable in domestic settings.
The first occurrence took place in Kamuli. Mukisa Yusufu, 47, went to his wife Nangobi Benitah’s house in Kayunga district and was told she was residing with her sister.
The suspect became enraged and grabbed a panga, hacking their three children, Ssajabi Benjamin, 12, Nankya Joan, 9, and Kubonaku Prossy, 8.
Unfortunately, the injured Kubonaku Prossy, who was just eight years old, died.
The other two kids were taken to the Kamuli Regional Referral Hospital. The culprit was taken into custody.
In the Kayunga district, another child murder occurred.
Suuna Moses Male, of Nakivubi village, Seta Nyizi parish, Kangulumira sub-county, Kayunga district, struck Ssekyanzi Ramathan, 4, in the back of the head with a blunt weapon, instantly killing him.
The culprit has eluded capture, and a massive manhunt is underway.
His motive will be determined after his arrest, according to police.
Mwambu David, a 36-year-old peasant from Zehuju village in Bumalimba parish, is being held by the Territorial Police in Sironko for the death of his 3-month-old daughter, Nadunga Harriet Mercy.
After the rains in Rwemeire cell 2, Karangara ward, Ibanda Municipality, a two-year-old female juvenile fell into a trench of water while playing with her pals.
Amanio Derin, the victim, was unable to be rescued by her fellow small children and perished.
According to CP Fred Enanga, Police Spokesperson, child killings are widespread among parents or substitutes such as stepfathers and stepmothers.
Financial, housing, marital troubles, social isolation, usage of illegal substances such as alcohol and drugs, and psychiatric diseases, according to Enanga, are among the most common stressors.
“We want to warn local leaders and the community to be on the lookout for parents who direct their rage at their children, especially if they are not biological parents and are jealous, in situations where young children are given more attention by their mothers, where children are excessively punished as a result of discipline, and where mothers are too depressed and threaten to kill their children in the best interests of their children so that they do not suffer.” And immediately notify the Child and Family Protection Unit or local leaders,” he added.