Mother Arrested For Burning Neighbour's Child

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A 34 year old mother identified in Kaabong town council, Kaabong district has been arrested for alleged arson and murder. Dickson Ayesigomwe, the Kaabong District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that Judith Kedia was arrested on Sunday evening from her home after the death of a one-month old baby.

A 34 year old mother identified in Kaabong town council, Kaabong district has been arrested for alleged arson and murder.

Dickson Ayesigomwe, the Kaabong District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that Judith Kedia was arrested on Sunday evening from her home after the death of a one-month old baby.

It is alleged that Kedia had a misunderstanding and quarreled with her neighbor only identified as Magalena, wife to Ismael Nakol, the driver to Kaabong District Internal Security Officer (DISO).

The DPC said Kedia threatened to harm Magalena or one of her family members. She allegedly bought petrol and a match box and gave them to her 13-year-old son with a directive to go and pour it on Magalena’s one-month old son before setting him on fire.

The boy reportedly followed her mother’s directive and went and poured petrol on the baby before burning him to death. The boy took off but was intercepted by the neighbors who wanted to lynch him.

Police intervened immediately and fired several bullets in the air to scare the angry mob.

The boy was taken to police when he disclosed that it was her mother who sent him.

Kedia was immediately arrested and she is being held at Kaabong Central Police Station.

Ayesigomwe said she will be charged with arson and murder.

 

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Denis Olaka
Denis Olaka is the URN bureau chief for Lira, in northern Uganda. Apac and Otuke fall under his docket. Olaka has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Olaka started his journalism career in 2000 as a news reporter, anchor, and then editor for Radio Lira in Lira district. He was subsequently an editor with Lira's Radio Wa in 2004 and Gulu district's Mega FM.

He was also a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper newspapers.

Olaka's journalism focuses on politics, health, agriculture and education. He does a lot of crime reporting too.