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Woman arrested over torturing 6-year-old boy

The tortured boy

The tortured boy

A 29-year old woman, Peninah Kukunda has been arrested on accusations of torturing a 6-year-old boy.

Kukunda reportedly locked the child inside a house and used several objects to torture the boy for reasons the neighbours could not readily establish. 

Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson Patrick Onyango said residents of Najjera became concerned over the endless mistreatment of the boy and decided to storm Kukunda’s house but she locked herself inside. The neighbours engaged police and they managed to convince Kukunda to open the door.
“The suspect was talked to and she willingly accepted to open the door and she was arrested. She is currently being detained at Najjera police station,” said Onyango.

Locals and police entered the house and found a boy whose skin was full of scars and fresh wounds. Released images by police show the boy has seemingly been starving for several days.

“The neighbours got concerned and tried to approach her but she locked herself in her room. When police reached the scene, the neighbours had become violent, police officers had to carry out community policing to cool down the tempers of the residents,” said Onyango.

Police have preferred charges of torture pending advice from the resident state attorney. It is not yet clear how Kukunda got the boy from his real parents. Police have also embarked on trying to trace for the actual parents of the boy so that he can be reunited with his biological family.

Three days ago, Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) released statistics of June to September this year showing 32 children have been killed by parents, relatives while others were burnt to death or died due to parental negligence. CID registered 1634 cases of child torture in 2018 which was an increase by 234 cases compared with 1391 recorded in 2017.

Thirteen children were murdered, five died of negligence, two died in acts of arson and one was kidnapped and murder after parents failed to raise the asked ransom.


+2 #1 phalanch 2019-09-20 17:31
This is ignorance at work and self frustrations . Really what did this fool gain after all this madness, I swear any women who dare treat my kid like this . To me this would be a good reason to go to prison for.

To all women out there please before U do any wrong to a kid stop and think for moment when U leave this life how will your kid be treated or how do wld u want to be treated .
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+1 #2 WADADA roger 2019-09-20 21:02
Somebody should bring that woman so that i many also torture, dont ask me how, am not her brother
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+3 #3 Lysol 2019-09-20 23:14
Any kind of torture is inhuman and those involved should be held accountable whether by the regime agents in the so-called safe houses of by any individual or groups.

No excuse for that.
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+1 #4 WADADA roger 2019-09-21 12:31
And the real parents are so comfortable wherever they are thinking their boy is having a good time in Kampala.

In all this i dont see the husband to this woman, did she have other children, was this boy going to school, is the boy her relative, there is a lot missing from the write up.

Meanwhile, I think the neighbours made a very huge mistake, they should have beaten the woman before calling police.
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