Police are investigating two separate circumstances under which two mentally ill mothers murdered their two children of two years.
According to Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, the two incidents happened in Buikwe and Luwero districts.
According to police, the first incident happened on September 6, at around 7:00 pm at Kisaala village, Buikwe sub-county, where one Nakyanzi Racheal, a 30-year-old mother picked her two-year-old biological daughter, identified as Kizza Slyvia, and took her inside her grandmother’s house, where she slit her throat using a knife.
Following the incident, police arrested Nakyanzi and upon examining her, found out she was mentally unsound, later transferring her to Butabika.
Another incident happened on September 10, at Bukolwa Gwafwa, Katikamu sub-county in Luweero, where a one Yudayah, 30, cut her two-year-old daughter, Winnie Mercy with a hoe to the neck, later bleeding to death.
Upon receiving a report, police arrested Yudayah alongside the exhibit and later found out she was also mentally ill.
Enanga expressed concerns over increasing murders in the country arising out of mental disorders which he says are exacerbated by health and domestic challenges that need to be addressed.
“We should all remember that all children, however young, have a right to life, survival, and well-being, which rights we must observe,” Enanga cautioned.
He added; “As the Joint Security Agencies, we strongly condemn such acts of cruel and inhuman behavior against Young Children because there is no justification whatsoever.”