Busia Mother kills own child
By: Melanie Aanyu
Residents of Kayoro A village in Busia District in Eastern Uganda have mounted a search for the body of a one-year-old boy who was allegedly thrown into River Malaba by his mother.
Mr Martin Emukolot, the area LC1 chairperson told police that the mother confessed before local authorities that she had thrown her baby into the river Yesterday (Wednesday) after enduring several months of economic hardships.
The Bukedi South regional police spokesperson, Mr Moses Mugwe, confirmed the incident identifying the suspect as Sarah Akot whom he said is already in police custody together with her husband.
He added that her response prompted the locals to attempt to lynch her, but she was rescued by the local leaders and handed over to the police.