The Rukungiri Municipal Probation office is stranded with  a one and a half year old baby boy who was abandoned by unknown people along Karegyesa Road near the former Rukungiri Court on 8th February 2023.

The current caregiver Kyomukama Mary a vegetable vendor in Rukungiri Central Market, a resident of Karucumitsi cell, Kinyasano ward, Western Division, Rukungiri Municipality says she received the baby and reported to Rukungiri Central Police child and family protection Unit where a file Number 53/8/2/2023 was opened.

She narrated that she is willing to take good care of the child but is challenged by essential needs and called upon the government and well-wishers to support her for the well-being of the innocent soul.

The Rukungiri Municipality Probation officer Hilda Abaasa narrated that the abandonment of children is On the increase and that her office is supporting a number of children in partnership with selected caregivers 

She says they have commenced the process of selecting a responsible person who will take care of this young boy.


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