By our reporter
Police in Kakumiro are holding a man for allegedly hacking to death his two biological children.
The suspect Leo Tumwesigye, a resident of Mizimu village in Kasambya Sub County in Kakumiro district is accused of hacking to death 2-year-old Matthias Mwesigwa and 9-months-old, Yeremiah Niwamanya around 10pm on Sunday night.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, said that Tumwesigye picked a quarrel with his wife, Sharon Ninsiima on Sunday night over unspecified reasons.
He explained that Ninsiima fled and left behind their two children.
According to Hakiza, Tumwesigye picked a machete and hacked the children to death and attempted to flee but was arrested by residents who handed him over to Kakumiro police station.
Hakiza said that police took the minor’s bodies for examination at Kakumiro Hospital mortuary and later handed later them over to the relatives for burial.
He decried the increased murders in the Albertine region resulting from domestic violence.
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