A week after a baby was stolen from its mother at Fort-Portal referral hospital; police have failed to find a clue to the suspect.
Rosette Komuhangi, a resident of Nyabitusa village Busingye parish in Nkoma sub county- Kamwenge district, gave birth through c-section to a baby girl on September 11th at Fort-portal referral hospital.
Komuhangi however says that a few hours after her child's birth, nurses told her that her baby had gone missing.
The nurses claim that Kezabu Komuhendo, a resident of Rugonjo in Bigodi Sub County, Kamwenge district, turned up at the maternity ward claiming that she was attending to the new mother and her baby.
The woman however disappeared with the baby.
But Komuhendo told a Uganda Radio network reporter in Fort-portal, that she only met Kezabu at the hospital and that she was neither a relative nor an acquaintance.
Now the visibly disturbed mother has turned her anger at the hospital, and says she will not live the hospital, for as long as it takes the hospital administration to locate and hand back her baby.
Charles Olara, the medical superintendent Fort Portal referral hospital, admits that the case of baby theft has been brought to his attention.
He says that the suspected baby thief was on September 12th caught by the security guards with the baby, trying to sneak out of the hospital through the main gate. She was brought back to the hospital but once again claimed that she was attending to the new mother, but later escaped again from the hospital.
Joseph Ssentamu Bitali, the OC CID Kabarole, says that the police have launched investigations to have the kidnapper arrested.