The incident took place in Rwakaza village, Kibare cell of Mutenderi sector on Wednesday 7th July 2021.
It is said that the child’s body was first seen by a resident identified as Nizeyimana in the marshland separating Mutenderi and Jarama sectors who alerted security officials.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the child had spent the day in Sake Market with his father who went missing after the child’s was reported dead.
A man hunt was immediately launched against the father who was arrested in the evening of Friday 9th July 2021 in Iramiro village, Kigoma cell of Jarama sector.
The Executive Secretary of Jarama sector, Emmanuel Ndayambaje has said that the man was arrested by residents on patrol.
“We had information that a man from the neighboring Mutenderi sector escaped after killing own child. His picture was shared with us so we could identify him easily. We engaged security officials and patrol personnel until his arrest,” he revealed.
Ndayambaje explained that the suspect is detained at Jarama RIB Post for further investigations.