A mother has hacked her three children aged 5, 3, and 11 months to death in Hoima. The suspect has been identified as Agaba Omuhereza, a 33-year-old, housewife.
According to police, Agaba left her home in Kibaale on August 20 and returned to her parent’s home in Kiziga LC1, Kinogonzi Parish, Buhimba Sub-county in Kikuube for treatment of her mental illness.
Reports indicate that she stayed with her three children at her father’s home until August 24 when she shifted and occupied her brother Kasangaki Omuhereza’s home.
“On August 25, she picked a panga and hacked all her three children, instantly killing Ahumuza Praise, a 5-year-old, male juvenile.
The other two children namely; Wemigisha Faith, a 3-year-old female juvenile, and Tumukugise Peace an 11-month-old male juvenile, were rushed to Hoima Referral Hospital, in critical condition, where they eventually died,” said police.
The mother was immediately arrested by her father, who took her to Hoima Police Station for custody.
“The blood-stained panga was recovered from the scene and exhibited and post-mortem for the three deceased children was conducted.
The suspect was interviewed and clearly explained how she murdered her three children. She was further examined on medical grounds and found to be fully conscious and oriented but with abnormal behaviour. The psychiatric forensic report is pending,” said police.