Teenage Mother and her five-month-old baby killed

Man Jose Kayima

Police in Kanungu are investigating circumstances under which a woman and her toddler of five months were strangled in broad daylight.

The body of Proscovia Orishaba, 18, a peasant farmer from Ibambiro Cell, Lwanga Ward in Kihihi Town Council and her baby Pretty Arinda along Kihembe road that leads to Ntabagwe Primary School.

In a statement released Wednesday evening, Police said Orishaba left home on March 5 at around 1pm but she did not return.

Their bodies were discovered along the road the following day at 6pm, the report by Kanungu Police Central Police Station, says.

Police says that the scene of crime team examined and documented the scene and recorded statements of those who had discovered the body.

“Relevant samples were collected at the scene of crime to help us in investigations and postmortem was also done at Kihihi Health Centre IV,” Police said.

The bodies were handed over to the relatives for burial.

Orishaba’s husband is being detained to help with investigations as Police suspect a domestic dispute gone sour.

The motive behind the killing is not yet known.

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