Police officer knocks dead one–day-old baby


A police medical officer attached to Kimaanya-Kyabakuza Division Police Health Center III   in Masaka Municipality on Wednesday knocked dead a one- and- a half day old baby.

The baby was being carried on a motorcycle by her mother who was heading to Masaka Regional Hospital .The mother and the father of the baby, who were riding on a  motorcycle, sustained injuries.

The incident happened near Masaka Central Police Station as the female  police officer who was driving a car Reg UAR 847B was branching off from the main road to enter the station compound .

According to Patrick  Ssuuna ,the deceased’s father, after the incident ,they pleaded with the police officer to take them to Masaka Referral hospital ,where they were heading  to save their daughter’s life, but she declined, insisting that  she was going to  pick up her children from school.

He further noted that when they went  to police to seek for assistance, their motor bike was instead impounded with the officers saying they had nothing to do with the accident.

The police officer also declined to speak to journalists after the incident.

Mr Wilfred Byamugisha , the officer in charge of traffic in Masaka District   confirmed the incident ,saying they are still investigating the matter.

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