Police Shoots Man Dead as He Attempts to Cut His Son

Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire

Police on Saturday put a man out of action, who was about to be cut his five-year-old son using a machete over unknown reasons.

According to Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, The incident happened on 17/10/2020 at around 11 am at Kyebando, a city suburb.


“It is alleged Male, a resident of Kisaasi and a craftsman, picked his only child Isamu Male, 5, from their home to Kisalosalo kyebando,” Owoyesigyire said.

“Upon reaching Kyebando, he forcefully gained access to the house of a friend Ismail Ssesanga while weilding a machete,” he said.

“All occupants in Sesanga’s house fled to the nearby police station, where they reported the case,” he added.

The police officers forcefully gained access to room were Male had locked himself after
all peaceful efforts to demand him open the door and release the child failed.

“It is alleged that Sulaiman, who was found holding the child head down with one hand and another hand raised up with a machete ready to cut,” Owoyesigyire said.

When the officers asked him to drop the machete, Owoyesigyire says Male went on to swing the weapon which put the life of the child in danger prompting one of the security personnel to shoot him and he dropped the child.

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“The suspect died at the scene. The child has been taken to police for care as investigations continue.The suspect’s body has been conveyed to City Mortuary Mulago for a post mortem,” he said.

“In accordance to the police standards, we have opened up inquiries into the shooting and the intention of Male. Statements from the locals at scene and his relatives have been taken,” he added.

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