Fazila Nambatya, a resident within the area, says that they have engaged local leaders to intervene following Namukose’s endless mistreatment of her stepson in vain.
Police are hunting for a
woman suspected of injecting his six-year-old stepson, Samuel Mukombe with
paraffin in Iganga district. The suspect is Marion Namukose, a
resident of Bukyaye village in Nakalama Sub County.
Mukombe, whose body was swollen,
informed health workers that Namukose drew paraffin from its storage jar before
injecting it in his bark and armpit areas. Fazila
Nambatya, a resident within the area, says that they have engaged local leaders
to intervene following Namukose’s endless mistreatment of her stepson in vain.
“We took it upon ourselves to notify local leaders about,
Namukose’s continued ill-treatment of her stepson but, since Bogere has always
stood to defend her actions, which he often terms as effective measures of
disciplining their child, authorities have declined to forward the matter to
police officers and instead resorted to cautioning her,” she says.
The survivor's father, Isaac Bogere says that neighbours who
noticed Mukombe lying helpless on the veranda alerted him. “I was away for
work, only to be notified about the worrying state of my son yet, Namukose who
is mandated with ensuring his safety during my absentia was missing,” he said.
The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi, says that they have alerted
police authorities in the neighbouring districts to ensure that Namukose is
arrested for child abuse-related charges.