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Kasese Woman Arrested for Stealing a 3-Week Baby

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.

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Police in Kasese District are holding a 28-year old woman accused of stealing a 3 weeks-year-old baby.

The suspect is Loice Katusiime, a resident of Kidodo, Kasese Municipality and is now being held at Kasese central police station.

The child belongs to Nelia Nyakato and Brian Muyonjo al residents of rail way ward.

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.  

The locals and police mounted a man hunt for the suspect until they found her with the child at her home. 

Tumushime says they are investigating the matter to establish the intentions of the suspect.

Runyankole byte //Cue in: “Amukazi wamazina…

Cue out: …investigations nizigyenda omumiso.”// 

Nyakato says the suspect who has been an occasional visitor to the family on that night approached her without uttering a word and grabbed the baby from her before taking off. 

She adds that Katusiime left while saying she would kill the baby.

The mother alerted police and residents who have managed to arrest the suspect. 

But Katusime told police that she acted unknowingly under the influence of alcohol. 

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