Crime & Investigation

From Horror To Hope: Kampala Police Find Stolen 1-Year-old Boy

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Police authorities have told Chimpreports that Namuleke stole baby Thomas Owamani from her parents Julius Muhereza and Florence Namara on January 23 at their rented family residence in Zzana, a Kampala suburb.

“Namuleke managed to successfully lure a maid, Irene Kyomukama, who was taking care of the baby. She first told Kyomukama who was still new in the place that Namara had sent her to pick the baby for breastfeeding,” recounts a detective who saw a statement recorded by Kyomukama.

Unknown to such tricks, Kyomukama easily gave away the baby knowing that her friend was taking him to the mother in Zzana town where she sells fast foods for a living.


Sadly, upon returning home, Namara was shocked on realizing that her baby she wanted to breastfeed was missing.

Choking on anger, Namara roughed up the maid, accusing her of “gross stupidity” that saw her surrender her girl to “prostitutes.”

Heartbroken, Namara and her husband Muhereza later opened up the case of missing child at Zzana police post.

The case was later transferred to Regional police head quarters East at Katwe, leading to investigations.

After almost a month, the detectives were informed there was a lady who was in possession of a baby inside her house yet she has never given birth. It later turned out to be Namuleke rented house.

This followed a Police advert appealing to the public for information that could lead to the recovery of the baby.

On Sunday afternoon the detectives stormed Namuleke’s house where they found her feeding the missing baby with milk. She was handcuffed.

Namara was subsequently informed of the arrest and later confirmed the baby was hers.

On searching Namara’s house, Police found she had forged the baby’s birth certificate at Kyambo Health Clinic in Masajja along Busabala.

The forged documents showed the baby was born and immunized from the clinic.

Female police medics who carried out tests on her breast found no breast discharge.

She was even found to be in menstruation period which showed that she was not breastfeeding. The DNA test on the baby further piled misery on Namuleke and exposed her treachery.


According to Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi, cases of child theft are on the rise.

He says “while Police are doing everything necessary to prevent such crimes, parents have to take care of their kids seriously.”

Ibin revealed Police would investigate Kyambo Health Clinic’s operations to establish whether it was an accomplice in the crime.

“As police we have to intervene because some medics lack professionalism. If we find its true they issued such false documents the clinic with be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

Namuleke faces charges of child kidnap and theft under case file number 215.13.

Nakawa High Court Judge Faith Mwondha recently sentenced the killer of one-year-old baby Khan Kakama to 30 years in jail.

Gordon Tumusiime was sent to Luzira Prison after pleading guilty to charges of kidnap and murder.

Born to URA employee Sven Karekaho and Naome Karekeho, Kakama was kidnapped from Bugolobi Flats on June 8 2010.

His lifeless body was later found in sisal sack in a Kamwokya swamp on June 13, an incident that riled the nation.

Tumusiime, his co-accused Brian Sajjabi and Molly Nabaasa, were later arrested over the murder.

They reportedly colluded in extorting Shs30m from Kakama’s father as ransom for the release of the baby.

Surprisingly, after getting the cash, they mercilessly took Kakama’s precious

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