Tragedy strikes Karibib over baby’s murder

By Confidente Reporter

THE small community of Karibib was shocked and appalled last Thursday when reports surfaced that a one-year-old baby had been killed by the person in whose care she was left, when the baby’s mother went to work that morning.

According to the police, it is alleged that the 31-year-old mother of the deceased infant had left her baby daughter, Mousha Kendy Nunuhes, with the baby’s stepfather at Usab Location when she went to work at about 06h00 on Thursday.

The unsuspecting woman returned home from work at about 18h00 that night, only to find her infant child dead, with bruises all over the body. The murder suspect Ernst Mandebo Mutondo, a 27-year-old Namibian was subsequently arrested and brought before Karibib Magistrate’s Court on Monday this week.

The police this week said the deceased infant’s remains were subsequently taken to Usakos State Mortuary and would later be transferred to Walvis Bay Police Mortuary for a post mortem examination to determine the exact cause of death.

In a second fatal incident in the region last Thursday, an elderly man, who was resident at a retirement village in Swakopmund reportedly took his own life while alone at home, although the possible motive remains unclear as no suicide note was left behind.

According to preliminary police reports, it is alleged that the deceased pensioner, 77-year-old Manfred Mai, was left alone at home by his wife when she went to town to do some shopping on the day in question.

According to the victim’s wife, when she later returned from town she found their house locked from the inside. She knocked on the door, but there was no response. She eventually managed to open the main door, only to find her late husband in the bathroom, laying in the pool of blood.

The police said the suspected suicide victim was found with his own pistol in his right hand. All initial indications were that Mai had shot himself with the pistol once in the mouth. No suicide note was left behind and no foul play is suspected. The next of kin were informed and his remains were taken to Walvis Bay Police Mortuary for a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.