Police in Kisoro District have arrested a 31-year-old man, Elias Kabeni, for the tragic murder of his 5-year-old son, Junior Aloysius.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at around 7:00 PM. Kabeni had visited the home of his mother, Nyirasheriburyo Jovia, who was caring for the child. The motive for the visit was to retrieve a key for Kabeni’s residence, which was typically kept at his mother’s home.
Kabeni took his son with him on the way back home. A few meters away from his mother’s home, he allegedly cut the child’s throat. He then fled the scene, but later turned himself in to the Kisoro Police Station.
The police spokesperson for Kigezi region, Elly Maate, confirmed that an official case had been registered at Kisoro Central Police Station. The crime scene was inspected by OC Station Kisoro, SP Asiimwe Pious, and his team.
The victim’s body was transported to Kisoro Hospital’s mortuary, where it will remain pending a postmortem examination. Meanwhile, the prime suspect is in police custody.
Maate further revealed that a piece of evidence, notably the trousers worn by the suspect, was retrieved. These trousers bore traces of blood, contributing to the investigation.
The investigation has also revealed that Kabeni had engaged in an argument with his spouse concerning the biological paternity of the child. Learning from his wife that he was not the biological father, he allegedly reacted in a gruesome manner, leading to the untimely death of the child.
The police are continuing to investigate the matter and have appealed to anyone with information about the crime to come forward.