The news of a 17-year-old mother allegedly killing her newborn baby boy has shocked the community. The incident occurred in Bwera Division Police, Kasese District on March 14th, 2023.
The suspect, identified as Edrine Masika, is a senior four student at Hillside Senior Secondary School in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town council.
According to reports, Edrine Masika strangled her baby boy after giving birth to him. She then placed the dead body in a basin and left for her classes. The grandmother of the suspect, Ms. Jane Biira, commonly known as Nya Balu, confirmed the incident.
The Chairperson of Local Council Three Karambi Sub-County, Mr. Paddy Muhindo, expressed his shock and grief over the tragic incident. The police have taken Edrine and her alleged husband, who has not yet been identified, into custody for further investigation.
The community is still trying to understand the motive behind this disturbing act. Losing a young life is always heartbreaking, but it is especially tragic when it is at the hands of someone who should have been protecting them.
As the investigation continues, the community will be seeking justice for the innocent baby boy who lost his life.