Woman in video assaulting a child arrested kampala uganda
A viral video circulated on social media earlier this week showing a woman assaulting a child, including throwing him on the floor over Shs5000.

In recent days, social media has been flooded with a viral video showing a woman assaulting a child, including throwing him on the ground over Shs5000. 

Earlier this week, social media was awash with a viral video that showed a woman assaulting a child including throwing him on the floor over Shs5000

However, in response to the viral footage, the police at Kira Road Police Station has arrested the culprit identified as Deborah Apolot a resident of Kisasi Kanisa zone in Kampala.

Apolot was arrested on Monday 9th May 2022 at about 9pm for and charged for assaulting her 10-year-old son Mark Omiat.

According to Luke Owoyesigire the deputy police spokesperson, upon interrogation, the suspect alleged she gave her 10 year old a sh5,000 note to purchase some items from the shop.

However, the boy didn’t return home but on searching for him, he was able to locate his whereabouts and brought him back home and assaulted him.

He said Apolot has admitted to beating her son as a punishment for misbehaviour. 

“The incident was captured on camera by the neighbours, who later informed the police. The victim sustained serious injuries and he is receiving treatment,” Owoyesigyire said.

He added that the victim’s mother will be charged with child torture.

This however, comes at a time when the police has issued a tough warning on any form of domestic violence including child torture.

In a statement dated May 9, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson raised concern about the continuous incidents of child murders arising out of domestic violence, which he said is a major risk for children. 

He cited a number of examples of recent incidents of violence including one where a four year old boy identified as Sserubiri Train was murdered by the step-mother Asiimwe Honest, at Nakirama cell, Kyengera Town Council, in Wakiso District.

“The victim was the son of Kizza James, who separated with his mother while two years. The victim’s body had scars on the face and the stomach,” Enanga said.

He cited another incident one man identified as Kilembo Gerald is allegedly suspected to have murdered his son, Ssebugwawo Gerald aged four months.  

Enanga said in all incidents, it is proven that children are more vulnerable to acts of domestic violence or reckless behavior by parents and guardians.  

He however, called on the public to report any incidents where children’s lives are put in danger.