Hoima Couple Murders Daughter, Buries Body Secretly

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Police and residents were shocked to discover that a couple strangled their own child and no one knew about this for three months. The couple buried the three year old child secretly.

Police in Hoima are holding a couple for allegedly killing their daughter and secretly burying her body.
Police have identified the couple as 36 year old Bashir Munyanyingi and his wife Fiyeti Wineza (23), residents of Bwera Village Butole parish Kyangwali Sub-county.
Godson Nimanya, the Hoima District Criminal Investigations Director, says the couple allegedly murdered three year old Esther Namukisa in March this year.
According to Nimanya, the crime was exposed by area residents concerned about the child’s long absence. After failing to get a clear answer from the parents, the residents reported the matter to police prompting the couple’s arrest last week.
Nimanya says upon arrest, the couple confessed that they had strangled the child and secretly buried it.  The suspects told police that they killed the child because they did not want the inconvienence of looking after a baby.
Munyanyingi is not the child’s father as the couple only got married last year.
The couple also led police to a place where they buried the child near their home in Kyangwali. Nimanya says police are making arrangements to exhume the body, as the couple awaits court prosecution for murder.
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In related story, police are holding a 28 year old woman for killing her mother purportedly over family land.
The suspect is Lucy Businge of Kyarucaka village in Kabwoya sub-county. Businge is alleged to killed her mother Janerose Nyakaisi (50) last week .This was after Nyakaisiki refused her to sell part of the family.
Nimanya  says violent murders out of land disputes are on the rise in the district. He says police have stepped up community policing programs to check the trend.
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