Police in Uganda has identified a woman who was filmed brutalizing a five-year-old child in a video making rounds on social media. The abuser has been identified as Patience Uwimana of age 25 who was recently released from Kisoro Prison for attempted murder.
According to preliminary reports, the abuse took place at Bwuuma Zone, Kyazanga Trading Centre, in Lwengo District.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye on Thursday said the suspect is on the run but efforts to apprehend her are ongoing.
“The suspect is on the run. She will be arrested,” Kasingye tweeted.
In the viral video, the woman is seen caning a child before stepping on his chest. The suspect was speaking Luganda, a local dialect, which gave detectives an indication that the crime could have been committed in Uganda.
“There is no confirmation of arrest yet. Both security and the locals are trying hard to follow up the social media clues, but still in vain,” Spokesperson of Police Fred Enanga said.