In a heart-wrenching incident that has shocked the community, Nakasongola Territorial Police is actively investigating a case of child abuse and torture involving two young girls, Nagenda Fatuma, a 6-year-old, and Nasuuna Hajara, a 4-year-old, both students at Kamukamu Nursery School in Kakooge.
This horrifying episode took place on Monday, October 23, 2023, at around 3:00 p.m. in Kyabutaika, Kakooge Town Council, Nakasongola District.
Preliminary information indicates that on the fateful day, a 27-year-old woman named Namuwonge Justine, residing in Kyabutaika, Kakooge Town Council, Nakasongola District, and also the biological mother of the victims, allegedly ignited a charcoal stove and inflicted burns on her children’s hands.
She accused them of stealing food, specifically beans, and subsequently kept them at home without seeking medical attention.
Upon receiving distressing information about this incident from Kwagala Resty, a 25-year-old teacher and resident of Namunsaala zone in Kakooge Town Council, Nakasongola District, the police swiftly responded to the scene, documented the evidence, and registered a case of torture.
Statements were recorded from key witnesses, and the victims were promptly admitted to Kakooge Health Center III for necessary medical care. The suspect, Namuwonge Justine, has been arrested and is currently in detention at Kakooge Police Station.
This appalling act of torture is unequivocally condemned. Parents are entrusted with the sacred roles of protectors and providers of safety for their children.
Acts of violence against the most vulnerable members of our society are utterly unacceptable. The safety and well-being of our children must always be our topmost priority.