Court Remands Woman Suspected Of Killing Two Weeks Baby

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The Magistrates Court in Hoima district has remanded Scovia Asiimwe, the woman suspected of killing and secretly burying her two-week-old baby.

The Magistrates Court in Hoima district has remanded Scovia Asiimwe, the woman suspected of killing and secretly burying her two-week-old baby.

Asiimwe, who has been in police custody since February 9, was produced today before Patrick Kityo, the Hoima Grade One Magistrate and charged with murder.

According to the charge sheet, Asiimwe while at Muhwiju village in Kabatalya parish, Buhimba sub county in Hoima district, with malice a forethought, killed her baby boy. She was not allowed to enter any plea since the offence is of capital nature only tried by the High Court.

Magistrate Kityo remanded her to Hoima government prison until March 14, 2016 when she will return to court for mention of her case.

On Wednesday afternoon, police in Hoima exhumed the body of the baby from a cassava garden where it was buried in Kyakirubi village in Bugambe sub county before re-reburying it at Asiimwe's ancestral home in Buhimba sub county.

Reports indicate that Asiimwe allegedly killed the baby after two men denied fathering the child and refused to take responsibility.

 

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Thembo Kahungu
Thembo Kahungu is interested in journalism that changes lives. A recent example is when a suspect in state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was held longer than the law states. Kahungu is proud to note that it was his follow up on Geoffrey Kato's unlawful detention that led to the freedom of the boda boda rider.

Previously based in Kasese, Kahungu has been reposted to Hoima town. Kahungu is now the Uganda Radio Network Hoima bureau chief.

Kahungu has been a practicing journalist since 2007. He was a reporter for Radio Messiah and Kasese Guide Radio. He was also the Kasese Daily Monitor freelance writer. He has also been a teacher at Liberty College of Management and Journalism in Kasese district.

Kahungu is deeply interested in investigative journalism. Kahungu has developed a big interest in covering issues to do with Oil, Gas and Mining after attending a fellowship in Ghana in October 2015 under the sponsorship of Natural Resource Governance Institute.