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Jilted Man Kills Two-Months-Old Baby During Fight With Ex-Wife

The suspect identified as Raymond Akena reportedly killed the baby during a fight with his ex-wife Vicky Akanyo from her home, in Kaolo Cell, Namokora Sub-county, where she had married another man. Akena is said to have hit the boy’s head on the ground on Sunday morning.
A jilted man in Kitgum District has killed his two-month-old baby during a fight with his ex-wife.

The suspect identified as Raymond Akena reportedly killed the baby during a fight with his ex-wife Vicky Akanyo from her home, in Kaolo Cell, Namokora Sub-county. Akena is said to have hit the boy’s head on the ground on Sunday morning.

Namokora Sub-county Councilor Kenneth Nyero Nyok-cek told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that Akanyo had ended her marriage with the suspect two months ago after a rocky relationship.

According to Nyok-cek, the suspect left his home in Onyala village about five kilometres away and headed to his ex-wife’s home where he began fighting her over unclear reasons. He says in the process of the fights, Akena grabbed the baby and hit his head on the ground, killing him instantly.

Nyok-cek notes that the matter would have been resolved if the man had approached local authorities or his elders to resolve their grievances. URN established that Akena was roughed up by locals from the village shortly after killing the baby but was rescued by the Police from Namokora Police Post.

A police Officer at Namokora Police Post who requested to remain anonymous since he doesn’t speak for the police said that the suspect suffered head injuries during the mob action, but was later taken back to the police cells after receiving treatment.

By last evening, the police had rushed to the crime scene to commence an investigation into the incident.  Meanwhile, the deceased baby's body was still lying at Namokora Health Centre IV pending postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.

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