Territorial police in Kassanda are actively investigating murder and aggravated defilement of Tumukunde Hope a female juvenile aged 10 years, daughter to Bakunda Samuel and Mbabazi Scovia residents of Kamuli LCI Mayirikiti parish Kalwana subcounty in Kassanda district.
According to police, the deceased on 19/03/2022, sent together with her brother a one Nshuti Eriya aged three (3) years old to fetch water at the well located in the farm of Kayindo Joseph Nsamba in kiterega Village but they didn’t return back home.
The residents mounted a search team that evening at about 4:00pm led by the father of the deceased in the farm and both victims were found but Hope was dead while the brother was also assaulted but still alive.
SSP CS Nabakka the Deputy PRO police says one suspect has been arrested to aid in investigations.
The boy is still traumatized and under gone medical tests and treatment as inquiries into the criminal act continue.
Nabakka cautioned all guardians including parents, caretakers on positive parenting, teachers, communities and local authorities to utilize the established structures to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence affecting children.
“We want to appeal to the general public that protection and safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility, its shared responsibility. If you work with children or stay with them, it is your responsibility to ensure that you understand what your role is in terms of safeguarding or protecting them. When any of us hear something about a child that concerns us, we should report our concerns to someone who can help.” she said in a statement.