By Our Reporter
The Territorial Police in Albertine, Hoima and Kikuube have in custody a one Agaba Muhereza 33, for killing her three children aged 5, 3 and 11 months. She murdered them by hacking.
Fred Enanga, the police Spokesperson revealed that the a cused left her home in Kibaale on the August 20, and returned to her parents’ home in Kiziga LC1, Kinogonzi Parish, Buhimba Sub-county in Kikuube for treatment of her mental illness.
“She stayed with her 3 children at her fathers’ home until August 24, when she shifted and occupied her brother Kasangaki Omuhereza’s home.” He said
On August 25, Police says she picked a panga and hacked all her 3 children, instantly killing Ahumuza Praise, a 5-year-old, male juvenile. The other two children namely; Wemigisha Faith, a 3-year-old female juvenile and Tumukugise Peace an 11-month-old male juvenile, were rushed to Hoima Referral Hospital, in critical condition, where they eventually died.
The mother was thereafter arrested by her father, who took her to Hoima Police Station for custody. The blood stained panga was recovered from the scene and exhibited as post-mortem for the 3 deceased children was conducted conducted.
The suspected was interviewed and gave a very clear account of how she murdered her 3 children. She was further examined on medical grounds and found to be fully conscious, oriented but with abnormal behaviour. The psychiatric forensic report is pending.
“The facts of the case are disturbing simply because, children should be surrounded by love and not violence. It is therefore, the responsibility of society to stand-up and protect children when their parents and guardians have abdicated that responsibility. The 3 children should not have suffered the horror of being attacked and hacked to death by their mother who was supposed to do everything within her means, to keep her children safe.” Enanga said
“The gruesome incident has raised concerns about the mental health of people in communities, and increased calls for counselling, especially for persons under conditions of stress, depression, sadness, fear, anxiety or other mental health impacts. The police counsellors under the Child and Family Protection Unit, can also provide immediate listening ears without judgement, offer emotional needs and other immediate needs for victims, once they are consulted.” He added