Recently, a video shared on social media showed abandoned children in Mubende district.
The children were in poor health condition.
To this, the Police Child and Family Protection Unit (CFPU) took interest in the matter and intervened.
On 18th April, IP Nanteeza Edith, the officer in charge of CFPU Mubende district, together with a team of officers from Mubende Central Police Station, moved to Kareezi village, Kibaraga Sub-county, Kasambya county in Mubende district where the children were abandoned with their very aged and helpless grandparents.
Their biological parents who abandoned them, will be traced and charged for child neglect.
The team picked the children who were in a very bad state and took them to Mubende Police Clinic where they received medical attention, care and physiological counselling.
Through Community Policing Strategy, Police engaged Miryante Children’s Home in Kyegegwa where the children are currently being looked after.
“We thank the home and its coordinator, Doreen Tiiga,” police said in a statement Sunday.
“We also want to thank Mubende district police leadership and the Child and Family Protection Department for a commendable work.”