Police in Buikwe and Luwero are investigating two separate gruesome murders by mentally ill mothers on their young children of two years, respectively.
It is alleged that on September 6, 2021 at around 7pm at Kisaala village, Buikwe sub-county, a one Nakyanzi Racheal, a 30 year old mother picked her two year old biological daughter, identified as Kizza Slyvia, and took her inside her grandmother’s house, where she slit her throat using a knife.
Upon arrest, police says Nakyanzi was examined and found to be on unsound mind and further transferred to Butabika.
In a similar incident, on September 10, 2021 at around 6pm, police at Wobulenzi, received a report where 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 to the neck.
According to police, the victim bled to death. The exhibits were recovered and the suspect was arrested. It was confirmed she was also of unsound mind. Exhibi
Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga however noted that the force continues to face murders arising out of mental disorders. Such murders are exacerbated by health and domestic challenges that need to be addressed -Enanga says.
“As the Joint Security Agencies, we strongly condemn such acts of cruel and inhuman behaviour against Young Children, because there is no justification whatsoever” He said in a statement.