A one-and-a half-year-old boy who is yet to be identified has been safely rescued from a pit toilet by Mityana’s police, fire, and rescue services.
It is alleged that an identified man heard a baby crying in a pit latrine on July 15, 2023, at 11:45 p.m. and called for help.
SP Racheal Kawala, the spokesperson of Wamala region, says that Preliminary investigations indicate that at Shell Wabigalo, Wabigalo LC1, Tamu division, Mityana district, an unidentified man heard a baby cry and immediately informed a security guard identified as Wabkela Augustine, aged 22, who is attached to Neptune Security Services.
“Upon inspection, Augustine confirmed that a baby had been dropped into the pit latrine. He quickly mobilised the neighbours for assistance and informed our police, fire, and rescue services,” Kawala said.
She continued, saying that under the leadership of DPC Mityana and the rescue services, the task teams were able to reach the site in time and safely rescue the unnamed infant boy, who is now being treated at Mityana General Hospital.
According to Kawala, a case of child desertion has been filed, and as the inquiry develops, efforts are being made to find the victim’s parents.