Domestic Dispute Claims Life of 2-Year-Old, Parents Arrested in Kabale

KABALE: Police in Kabale District are currently investigating the cause of a domestic dispute in Rwamacumo cell, Kamuganguzi sub-county, which tragically led to the untimely demise of a 2-year-old boy.

The young victim, identified as Jordan Akanyjjuka, became entangled in the crossfire of a heated altercation between his parents, Eriakim Nayamba (27) and Betasi Ainembabazi (23), both residents of the same area.

Elly Maate, the spokesperson for the Kigezi region police, confirmed the unfortunate incident and informed our reporter that both suspects, Nayamba and Ainembabazi, have been apprehended to assist in the ongoing investigations.

According to Maate, the incident occurred on the 30th of September 2023, at approximately 7:00 AM, within the confines of their residence in Rwamacumu village, Kasheregyenyi parish, Kamuganguzi Sub-County, Kabale District.

An altercation escalated between Nayamba and Ainembabazi, leading to a physical confrontation. Tragically, during the course of their fight, they inadvertently tumbled onto their young son, Jordan, who was lying on a sofa set, resulting in fatal injuries.

Maate stressed that the crime scene underwent thorough examination by Deputy Inspector of Police (D/IP) Magara Richard, the Deputy Divisional Criminal Investigations Department Officer (D/CID/O), and their team.

The lifeless body of the deceased was recovered and subsequently transported to Kabale Referral Hospital for a comprehensive postmortem examination. The police are diligently working on uncovering the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident.