Man, 40, kills 3-year-old stepson after breakup with mother

Wakiso, (UG):- The Territorial Police in KMP North and Wakiso Central Police Station have put up a serious manhunt for a 40-year-old Ssekanjako Vincent wanted over the alleged kidnap and murder of his three-year-old step son in revenge following separation with the child’s mother.

Ssekanjako, step-father and casual worker of Temangalo village in Wakiso is accused of killing Muwanguzi Muyige,3, in an incident that occured last month 26th March, 2024, after breaking up with Nakintu Florence.

Preliminary facts gathered indicate that the suspect started staying with Nakintu in 2022, as husband and wife, where her son was 1 year old, until 25th March, 2024, when they got misunderstandings when the wife established that her husband had stolen a mobile phone, TV and Ugx 100,000= from their house which led to a fight.

“This forced the wife to leave the home, with her 3 year old, son and went to stay with her friend at Temangalo trading centre,” SCP Enanga Fred, the Police Spokesperson told journalists in a press briefing at Naguru n Tuesday morning.

Mr Enanga added that the following day of 26th, March, 2024, the suspect, went and pleaded with her to return home.

“During that process, he went with his step-son, to go and buy soda, but disappeared with him. The mother got concerned, at around 10pm, after waiting for them in vain. She alerted other members of the community and an immediate search was conducted.”

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Av eventful search of the missing child yielded fruits when the body of the victim was recovered in a room next to their house.

Mr Enanga explained that the victim found to have been struck to the head by the killer step father, using a sharp object, killing him instantly.

“The suspect who is on the run, had mapped out and participated in the brutal kidnapping and murder of the step-son,” Mr Enanga stated, adding that when such grievous crimes are committed like this, it shows the dangers that vulnerable children still face in our society.”

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“We are going to concert our efforts, to track down the suspect and ensure he is brought to face justice. We will not stop until he is arrested,” the police spokesperson enphasized.

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