During the altercation, he took their six-month-old son and disappeared with him to an undisclosed location. Following the incident, Tumaine reported the matter to the police, prompting them to launch an investigation and search for the suspect.
Twinamatsiko vanished from his parent’s home on July 3, 2023. His father had left him playing with his peers as he departed for the garden. Upon his return, Alinaitwe discovered that his son was missing and his playmates could not provide an explanation for his disappearance.
The suspect has been identified as Kusemererwa Tusiime, a resident of Nyangereka A cell, Kyomukama Ward in Kagadi Town council while the deceased child is Tusiime Mutegeki. The gruesome murder happened on Monday morning around 10 a.m.
Ahumuza was on her way to harvest cassava when the chimpanzee emerged from the nearby bush, snatched the child from her, and ran back into the bush with the minor. She sounded an alarm that attracted the attention of area residents, who pursued the chimpanzee.
The deceased is identified as Fortunate Amutuhaire, daughter to Scola Timwesigye. She died after enduring exposure where her community lives since they were forcefully evicted from their ancestral land in a land deal they weren't party to, and with the presidential directive for them to be restored still unimplemented.
Kifuko reportedly developed labor pains on Sunday night and went to Kaiso's home for redress. She, however, developed unforeseen complications immediately after giving birth to a baby boy who died moments later.
According to Musisi, the plain-clothed gunmen forced their way into his home in Masese I village on Sunday and ordered his family members including eight children and his two wives to sit on the ground and went ahead to search the house without introducing themselves.
Waiswa is reported to have kidnapped Isabirye from her parent's home in Bulyango village, on Saturday night at around 8 p.m. He subsequently made phone calls instructing Isabirye's parents to pay him the ransom before midnight or risk losing their son.
The Busoga North Police Spokesperson, Michael Kasadha, says that the suspects face two counts of child neglect and murder. He says that the couple was fond of starving and beating up their children unsparingly, prompting the intervention of officers from the Police Child and Family Protection Unit-CFPU.
Ivan Ahalikundira, the Rutete Sub-county Internal Security Officer-GISO told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday morning that residents heard the child screaming for help and rushed to see what was happening only to find the stepmother beating him. He says after the incident, residents arrested the woman and handed him over to the police.
According to Mariam Nangobi, her daughter was stolen from the bedroom where she had been laid to rest after dozing off. "I went with Namuganza in the garden, but I returned when she had already dozed off, which prompted me to lay her to rest inside the house and went on to prepare breakfast in our outside kitchen only to notice 10 minutes later that the child was missing," she said.
“I know that you have the money I am asking from you and its’ upon you to either choose to hold onto the money at the expense of your son’s life or give me this money in cash and rescue him,” reads the letter in part.
Mrs Museveni hinted that there is a new global agenda to deliberately promote immorality, which is evidenced in the indecent entertainment performances openly exhibited before children. She says that teams have been dispatched for extensive enquiries, against such practices and that implicated individuals will be apprehended.