Nyeko says trouble started on Friday when the suspect waited for her husband whom she had sent with an unspecified amount of money to buy food for the family for Independence Day celebrations in vain.
police are holding a woman for allegedly dumping her eight months old twin boys
in a fast-flowing stream. The suspect is Lily Oyella, a resident of Bipong
village in Oryang Parish in Labongo Amida Sub County.
The mother of
six reportedly dumped the children in Auch stream, some 500 meters away from
her home about 6 pm on Saturday evening after a quarrel with her husband. Wilfred
Nyeko, the Labongo Amida Sub County LC 3 Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network
in an interview that one of the children drowned in the stream while the other
was rescued unconscious by locals.
Nyeko says trouble started on Friday when the suspect waited for her husband
whom she had sent with an unspecified amount of money to buy food for the family
for Independence Day celebrations in vain. He notes that the suspect’s husband identified as Kenneth Ochol instead used
all the money to drink alcohol leaving his family to spend the day without
According to Nyeko, Ochol returned home on Saturday morning but
disappeared shortly after his wife confronted him. He says the
infuriated woman took an irrational decision to dump the children in the stream
to purportedly relieve her of the burden of keeping them since their father had
absconded from his responsibilities.
The suspect was picked up in the evening
and locked up at Kitgum Central Police station pending investigations while her
husband is on the run, according to Nyeko. He adds that
one of the children who survived the incident is receiving treatment at Kitgum
General Hospital while the deceased’s body is lying in the mortuary at the same
hospital pending postmortem.
Police have opened up a case of murder against the
suspect while Ochol is being hunted for interrogation.
Bureau Chief, West Acholi