Police investigating the death of a 6-year-old child
Police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old child whose body was found in Kireka farmers market this morning.
The 6-year-old child identified as Ssempereza Jameson, a pupil at Good Choice Nursery School, was last seen alive at around 8 pm on Sunday, together with his eight-year-old brother Goodrick Ssempereza. They were reportedly going to fetch water.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased's mother Esther Nambafu, a market vendor waited for her children to return in vain. Later, the elder brother returned and informed her that a certain man had sent his brother to buy him Pepsi. For a while, Nambafu tried to search for Jameson in vain.
At around 5 a.m., one of the vendors discovered a body of a young boy hidden behind a wooden table in the market and alerted both her colleague and the police. Moments later, Nambafu recognized that body which had a deep cut on the neck was of her missing son.
According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the sniffer dogs traced the suspected killer up-to-the main road where he is believed to have boarded a motorcycle or a vehicle and disappeared.
The body has since been taken to City mortuary Mulago Hospital for Postmortem.