"Namuwaya looked healthy and she carried that baby in her womb for nine months under our watch therefore, if her jolly face was anything to go by, dumping her baby was the last thing we could imagine her do," a neighbour said.
The Rwenzori East Regional police spokesperson Nelson Tumushime told Uganda Radio Network on Friday that Katusiime stole the baby from the parents on Wednesday at around 9:00 pm and disappeared with her to unknown destination.
Jinja hospital director Edward Nkurunziza says that the mother, identified as Betty Biribawa suffered from antepartum haemorrhage, a serious complication of pregnancy which is sometimes caused by uterine rapture. At 32 weeks of the pregnancy, the mother was bleeding uncontrollably, warranting an emergency C-section to save her life.
“Babirye didn’t even cry. She simply collapsed on the ground. Her motionless body seemed not to bother Kikobye at all,” he said. Babalanda explains that Kikobye has a history of mental instability, which prompts to do strange things.
Babirye was picked up from Kamuli district last week in connection to the kidnap of two children from Nsangi town Council in Wakiso district. She was tracked down by a team of detectives from Kampala Metropolitan Police and Nsangi Police Station when she called the parents of her victims demanding a ransom of Shillings 5 million.
Lillian Kawala, one of the neighbors to Komugisha, says the fire started from a cigarette she was smoking. According to Kawala, Kyomugisha retired to sleep with a cigarette after returning from a drinking spree.
Farmers in Kyamuhunga Sub County in Bushenyi have abandoned banana growing as a result of the Banana Bacterial Wilt-BBW that has affected plantations in the area. Farmers in the sub county have started clearing their gardens to plant tea.