Jul 6 2016
UGANDA: Muslim grandmother poisons her infant granddaughter because she was being fed during the fasting hours of Ramadan.
Christian Times The victim was the infant daughter of 24-year-old Angel Nabirye, a Christian living in Busandha village, Kiloba Parish, Bukanga Sub-County in Luuka District. Nabirye said her Muslim mother-in-law, Nubu Kiiza, rebuked her for eating food with her baby during the fasting hours of Ramadan.
Nabirye explained to her that she needed to breastfeed her baby who was unwell. The grandmother, who apparently didn’t think the explanation was acceptable, visited them on the morning of June 17.
“She brought some herbs for my baby, Saidha Namwase, which I gave her,” Nabirye told Morning Star News. “After three hours, the condition of the baby worsened, and I rushed her to Iganga Hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival at 4 p.m.”
Nabirye suffered further from her husband and in-laws’ rebuke and physical attacks after she delayed her baby’s burial to wait for her Christian relatives to arrive. The Muslims also served Nabirye and her Christian relatives, who arrived later that night, a tea with chloroform that induced them to fall asleep as the Muslims snatched the baby’s dead body away. Police arrested Nabirye’s husband and in-laws as well as an imam.