Uganda: Father kills daughter over food

A father from Mukono District is in trouble for allegedly beating his daughter to death for eating his food he had packed from a party.

Isma Ssesanga, a resident of Kasawo village in Kasawo Sub County in Mukono District is currently under detention at Naggalama police station.

He is accused of beating up his 10-year-old daughter, Salama Nassanga leading to her death on Sunday night.

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, said preliminary information shows that Ssesanga first beat up his two sons before he pounced on the deceased.

Despite the fact that Ssesanga claims that his daughter died while trying to run away from being beaten, residents insist that the suspect assaulted the young girl killing her on the spot.

According to Mr Owoyesigyire, Ssesanga claims that the deceased decided to run away when she saw him beating her young brothers and knocked a hard object which caused her death.

Trouble started after Ssesanga returned from a neighbour’s party with food. He reportedly moved out of the house and returned around 9pm.

Ssesanga directed the children to bring the food so that he serves them but they told him that they had already eaten it.

It is alleged that Ssesanga grabbed the two boys and started whipping them before he turned the anger on their elder sibling, Nassanga. Mr Owoyesigyire said Nassanga’s body was taken to Kayunga hospital for postmortem to establish the cause of her death.

Ssesanga was living with his three children. Police couldn’t establish where the children’s mother had gone.

The incident comes three days after Old Kampala police arrested a woman identified as Norah for allegedly stabbing to death her husband, Bob Matovu over meat.

The two were residents of Kayanja zone in Rubaga Division in Kampala. Residents claim that the suspect picked up a knife and stabbed Matovu in the chest, neck and back blaming him for eating her meat.

The landlord and other neighbours tried to save Matovu’s life by rushing him to Rubaga hospital where he was pronounced dead hours later.


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