Police rescues two children from kidnap in Kamuli

Kaberamaido Police have rescued two children, a year after their alleged kidnap. They are 4-year-old Amina Nansubuga and her 8-year-old brother, Sharif Kanyike.

The duo was rescued early this week from the home of Margaret Itage and Catherine Imede in Ararak A ward in Kaberamaido town where they have been living for over a year.

Both Itage and Imede are being held at Kaberamaido Central Police Station. Christine Rose Shakina, the officer in charge of the Child and Family Protection Unit at Kaberamaido Central Police Station, says the children were kidnapped from Kamuli district last year.

According to Shakina, the children identify their father as Abdullah Kizito, a resident of Kamuli district. Kanyike explains that they were kidnapped by an unidentified woman and forced into a taxi in Kamuli on their way to school to pick their report cards.

Norah Erengu, the LC I chairperson of Ararak A ward says she received a tip off from residents on how the children were being mistreated and tortured by Itage. Itage told Police that the children were dropped at her home by her sister about a year ago claiming to have adopted them from an orphanage.

Police have preferred charges of child rights abuse, kidnap and abduction against the suspects. Police have also commenced a search for the parents of the minors. Section 126 (b) of the penal code act states that “any person who unlawfully takes another person under the age of eighteen years out of the custody of any of the parents or of any other person having lawful care or charge over that person, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.

 

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Kamuli by election slated for April 12th

Over twenty thousand voters are expected to vote in the up coming by Elections for Member of Parliament for Kamuli Municipality set for 12th April.
The by Election follows the order by the court of appeal calling for fresh Elections after Salam Musumba contested the election of her opponent Rehema Tiwuwe wetangula for using fake academic papers.
Electoral commission chairman Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon says the commission will conduct nominations in march with strict inspection of candidates academic qualifications on Thursday 23rd and 24 of March

Pregnant women benefit from free antenatal care by UNICEF in Kamuli

By Patricia Osman
Pregnant mothers have been given free antenatal care, a number of children have been immunized, and adults benefited from free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling in the eastern district of Kamuli.
 Expectant women have also received folic acid tablets and children given de-worming tablets as part of UNICEF  activities as it launches the Early Childhood program in the district.
 Thomas Badaza the focal person of ECD in Kamuli says the program will go a long way in reducing the number of cases early marriages, child neglect by men, defilement and incest in the Busoga region.  The campaign is running under the theme “ nurturing and caring for children”.