MBALE – Police in Kibuku district have arrested a 49-year-old mother for allegedly whipping her 10-year-old child to death. The suspect has been identified as Tolophina Kanyi – a resident of Saala cell, Kirika sub-County.
Samuel Semewo – the acting Bukeddi North Regional Police Spokesperson narrated that on January 26, at around 8:45pm, Kaanyi beat her son, Badru Kuuna for allegedly stealing a neighbour’s Memory card.
According to the police spokesperson, Kanyi tied the boy with a rope – beating him up, until the boy lost consciousness. He was rushed to a nearby clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police spokesperson said that neighbours intercepted Kanyi at the Clinic-notifying the police, who arrested her.
Aron Kizenero, a neighbour said Kanyi had been warned not to beat the boy until the issue was sorted but her temper had flared up.
“We thought she understood us but she kept on assaulting the boy secretly in her room to stop us from noticing,” he said.
He said it wasn’t until the brutalised boy became unconscious that she called them for help to rush her son to the nearby clinic.
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