Mother suspected of poisoning own baby, arrested

By IGIHE
On 24 September 2019 at 02:26

A woman identified as Immaculée Mukakaremera, 32, from Rukira cell, Huye sector, Huye district has been arrested in connection with poisoning to death her one-month-old baby.

The incident took place today morning.

It is said that Mukakaremera is a single mother with three children from different men.

Some residents testified that the suspect was at different times stopped from attempts to kill the baby claiming that the man with whom they sired the child doesn’t support her.

Police spokesperson in Southern province, CIP Sylvestre Twajamahoro told IGIHE that the suspect has been arrested as investigations are underway.

“She is held by Rwanda Investigation Bureau to establish real circumstances of the child’s death. The suspect is contradicting herself that she applied medicine for curing pimples to the child and later claims that the elder sister sat on the baby resulting in death,” he said.

The body has been taken to the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) for postmortem.
Mukakaremera is detained at Ngoma RIB station in Huye.


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