Police at Mukono have in custody a mother for allegedly murdering her two children.
29-year-old Esther Nankya is alleged to have murdered her children; Shaban Kamoga (6) and Ramathan Lubega (3).
It is alleged that at about 9:00 pm on Wednesday, Nankya’s husband identified as Musa Kamya also father to the two children arrived home and there was no one to open the gate for him.
Kamya reportedly decided to call his wife on phone but she claimed not to be feeling well, prompting him to open the gate himself. However, upon entering the house, he found their two children’s bodies lying in a pool of blood in their living room. He made an alarm which attracted the neighbours.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the police at Mukono were also informed and they responded and rescued the suspect from the angry mob.
Owoyesigyire says the suspect is detained at Mukono CPS as investigations into the matter continue.
“The police officers who responded to the scene observed several open wounds on their necks. It is alleged that the suspect strangled and hit the victims on the wall several times until they died.” Notes Owoyesigyire
Owoyesigyire adds that the motive for the murder is still unknown, but the suspect will be taken through due process before the file is forwarded to the office of the Resident State Attorney for advice and Probable sanctioning.
He says the two bodies were conveyed to the city mortuary Mulago for postmortem.