By Our Reporter
A distressed housewife in the Upper Lake Side Zone of Kisugu Parish, Makindye Division, Kampala City is being wanted by police after allegedly locking her three children inside their rented house and setting it on fire.
According to a press statement issued by ASP Luke Owoyesigyire today 14th August 2023, Deputy Public Relations Officer Kampala Metropolitan Police, the suspect, Jennifer Nambiru committed the crime at about 8:20 PM Last night, 13th August 2023.
Owoyesigyire says Nambiru allegedly set fire to her household property with the intent to kill her three children, ages 7, 6, and 2.
“The children were locked inside the house as the fire spread, but their cries for help alerted neighbors who rushed to their rescue. Thankfully, the children were unharmed, and the fire was extinguished before it could spread to neighboring homes,” he says.
Police says, preliminary investigations reveal that Jennifer Nambiru had been involved in long-standing domestic violence issues with her husband, Bululu Moses.
“The domestic violence matter had been previously addressed by local leaders and was under investigation by the CFPU Kisugu,” he says.
The Kisugu Police Station received a report of the incident, and a team of officers promptly responded to the scene. Additionally, the Fire Prevention and Rescue Services from Kabalagala, were called to ensure the safety of the victims and prevent further damage.
The local community leaders and the landlady were interviewed to establish the facts surrounding the incident. It has been determined that Jennifer Nambiru, on this day, gathered the household belongings, ignited a fire, and locked her children inside the burning house, seemingly with the intention to end their lives.
“The Kabalagala Police Division is actively investigating the case, and efforts are underway to locate and apprehend Jennifer Nambiru for prosecution. The police urge anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation,” Owoyesigyire says.