Other witnesses said that the infant was strangled by a frustrated Mother. Among these is Aisha Mabingo said the increasing cases of infanticides in slum areas these days is due to the irresponsible men who abandon them after giving them pregnancies.
Residents of Makerere Kavuule a city suburb in Kawempe Division have recovered
a dead baby boy at one of the garbage dumping site in their area.
The body was recovered by
residents together with a Kampala Capital City Authority garbage collection vehicle team. Kavule police post officers were called to the scene, and the
body has been conveyed to the city Mortuary Mulago for the postmortem.
The infant's body was found wrapped in
clothes. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has said
the investigations and the hunt for the mother have started.
According to Alex Mbalusha, a garbage collector
from Kampala Capital City Authority, the body has some bruises
in the neck, a sign that the killer strangled him before dumping the body.
He said that the baby was visibly about three
months old because he had fully grown hair. Alex explained that they have recovered
more than 3 dead babies in the last three months in areas of Kimombasa, Bwaise along
Tula Road, Katanga in Wandegeya and Kalelwe along the Northern-bypass.
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Other witnesses speculated that the infant was strangled
by a frustrated Mother. One of them, Aisha Mabingo said the increasing cases
of infanticides in slum areas these days are due to the irresponsible men who abandon
women after making them pregnant.
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Nakyanzi Moreen, a street vendor alleges that
such incidents of infanticide are committed by University students residing around. She said that
some end up murdering their babies out of frustration by married men who
disown them amidst and high poverty.
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Lubowa Sam the Vice Chairman of the area said
they have registered several of such incidents since the COVID-19 lockdown
started last year. He condemned acts of killing innocent children.
condemn these acts that keep on increasing, young girls get unprepared-for pregnancies
from men who are also not ready to have families and end committing murder," Said SamLubowa. "You
never know what that baby could have become in the future."
On Monday, Police
in Nabweru, Nansana Municipality arrested Sarah Nanteza, for having killed
her one day old baby and dumped him in a pit latrine.
Kampala Metropolitan Police
spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that, on
interrogation, she said that the father of the child was not taking care of her .