CONFESSION! Why I Killed My 2 Year Old Daughter – Ibrahim Ssemaganda

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Ibrahim Ssemaganda, who last week hacked to death his two-year-old daughter, Shallon Namaganda has told police he did it in revenge on his runaway wife Catherine Makati.


After killing his daughter, Ssemaganda handed himself to the local defence secretary and was subsequently detained at Buloba police station.

“She woke up one day and packed her belongings without giving any convincing reasons. I have tried to convince her to return to me but she refused. She decided to take my daughter to her grandmother and this indicated she was not ready to return to me,” Ssemaganda reportedly stated in his statement.


Namaganda, was found covered in the bedroom with bedsheets with a deep cut on the forehead. Ssemaganda said he hacked the daughter in the sitting room and then transferred the body to the bedroom.

“I picked my daughter from her grandmother, Dora Walusimbi, in Bulenga with the sole purpose of killing her so that her mother can also feel the pain I have endured for the last one year. I have been pleading with her and I have heard she got another man,” Ssemaganda is quoted to have said.

Walusimbi is a resident of Bulenga B village, Nakabugo parish, in Wakiso district. The deceased’s grandmother has since told police that Ssemaganda told her that he wanted to stay with the daughter for a few hours and he was going to return her.

“I waited for him to bring back the daughter but he did not. I did not bother much because the girl was with her father and I never suspected that he could kill his own daughter. I was later informed through rumours that my granddaughter had been killed and the father had handed himself to the police,” Walusimbi said in her statement.

Quoting the detectives’ report, police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the deceased’s mother, Makati has been living at Muyenje village, Lukwanga parish in Wakiso district. Makati has also reportedly narrated that she was fed up with Ssemaganda’s violence.

“It is painful that the two-year-old victim died at the hands of a father, who was supposed to keep her safe. It also shows how persons under conditions of stress, depression were costing lives of innocent victims,” Enanga said.

A similar incident occurred two weeks earlier at Matyazo village, Rukongi parish, in Kisoro district when a five-year-old boy, Aloysius Junior, was cut to death by his alleged father over paternity issues. Elias Kabeni, 31, also picked the boy from his grandmother, Jovia Nyirasheriburyo, 65, and hacked the boy on the way to his home.

Elly Mate, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, said detectives have established that Kabeni had earlier been informed by the wife that he was not the biological father to the child.

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