A five-year-old boy from Buvulunguti East village, in Bukamba sub-county, Kaliro district on Wednesday accidentally caused the death of his three-year-old brother.
It is reported that the two were playing in the garden on when the five-year-old boy got hold of the hoe and accidentally hit his young brother on the head and when he noticed that the brother had fallen on the ground, he ran and hid in the house.
However, when their grandfather, Mr. Nathan Gampwoile, returned home, he asked for the whereabouts of the three-year-old boy, searched and they found him unconscious in the garden before dying on his way to the health facility.
The LCI Chairperson of Buvulunguti East village, Christopher Paasi said that many parents in the area are fond of abandoning their children at the hands of their aging grandparents who are too weak to look after the children.
The Busoga North Police Spokesperson, Michael Kasadha, challenged parents and caregivers to always take care of their children since any form of negligence can lead to death. END