Rwandan Man Strangles Own Baby to Death

  • by Harriet Kafeero
  • August 13, 2018

Entebbe Police is holding a male Rwandan national for allegedly strangling to death his 5 year-old son.

It is alleged that Pierre Pauline aged 43 a resident of Zinga, Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District had failed in his third marriage and was worried about his finances before the attack on his own son identified as Baptist Byamukama.

Following moments of depression, Pierre spent his whole evening boozing till when he went back home and strangled the little boy, police said in a statement.

When police arrived at the home, the child was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at Entebbe hospital.

“I don’t know what had come over me, i felt possessed, strangled my son and later realised when it was too late to save him. I can confirm that i have never had any mental illness,” he said in his statement.

The suspect was later subjected to a medico -legal psychiatric assessment and the report from the doctor proved he was in a stable mental state, according to the police statement.

The suspect is currently detained at Entebbe Police Station on charges of murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act vide CRB 903/2018 and is to be arraigned before courts of law early this week.