By Musasizi Isaac
KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: In two separate incidents, two mothers have killed their own children in the districts of Buikwe and Luwero. Both mothers are aged 30 and their babies were also aged two years.
The gruesome murders by the mothers against their biological young children of two years, respectively happened on September 6, 2021 and September 10, 2021.
The one happening at around 7pm at Kisaala village, Buikwe sub-county, a one Nakyanzi Racheal, picked her two year old biological daughter, identified as Kizza Sylvia, and took her inside her grandmother’s house, where she slit her throat using a knife.
And then on September 10, at around 6pm police responded to distress calls at Wobulenzi, where another 30 year old, at Bukolwa Gwafwa, Katikamu sub-county in Luweero, picked a hoe and cut her two year old daughter, Winnie Mercy to the neck.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga however said both killer women were mentally ill. In the Buikwe incident, the suspect was transferred to Butabika Hospital.
“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,” Enanga said.
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