Crime & Investigation

Kabale Woman Arrested For Stealing Baby

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According to Kigezi Police publicist, Elly Maate, the incident occurred on Thursday (April 11).

“At around midday, in a shopping arcade centre, Kigongi B, Kabale municipality, Kamusiime was found carrying a child aged one year whom we have identified as Jonan Musinguzi,” said Maate.

The publicist further noted the baby belonged to Nicholas Musinguzi and Susan Ninsiima, all residents of Kambuga Town Council, Kanungu District.


According to Maate, Ninsiima had left Jonan inside her shop to attend to nature’s call only to find the baby missing on return.

She later spotted Kamusiime walking away with the baby. The mother made an alarm that attracted the attention of the public, leading to Kamusiime’s arrest.

The suspect is detained at Kabale Police Station pending prosecution.

The incident comes hardly a month when Police arrested a woman identified as Faith Namuleke, a resident of Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road, for stealing a one year-old baby boy.

Police authorities told Chimpreports that Namuleke stole 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.

Luckily, the baby was later found.

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.”

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.

Maate says inquiries continue to establish the Kamusiime’s motive of snatching the baby.

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