By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Police in Rukungiri have arrested a couple for killing their nine-year-old daughter whose body was recovered from a swamp near their home.
Elly Matte, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson confirmed the sad incident saying that Danson Ampumuza together with his wife Barbara Ninsiima both residents of Kyeshero village, Nyabitete parish, Nuyanja sub-county in Rukungiri district have been arrested over the death of her nine-year-old stepdaughter, one Mary Nimusima.
“It’s alleged that on the 11/07/2021, Ninsiima assaulted the nine-year-old stepdaughter to death when the father was away,” Matte said.
According to Matte, the deceased’s dad Ampumuza was informed of the death but the couple hatched a plan to hide the body which they took and dumped in the nearby Kyesero swamp but later reported to police that their daughter had disappeared.
“It was on the 17/07/2021 when the body was discovered by two people who had gone to cut papyrus from the same swamp. They alerted the area chairperson one Justus Kamuhamya who reported to police,” Matte added.
Matte said the scene was visited by police that retrieved the body and took it to Rwakebengo health centre III mortuary pending a postmortem.
He however noted that upon interrogation of the couple, it was established that their nine-year daughter had been murdered by the stepmother and the two are currently detained as investigations into the matter continue.