At Namavundu village, Kasangati town council in Wakiso district, police are investigating a murder and attempted murder of two girls.
The Police at Kasangati are investigating a murder and attempted murder of two girls which occurred on Sunday the 3rd 07 2022 at Namavundu village Kasangati town council in Wakiso district.
In a statement dated June 5th, Like Owoyesigyire the deputy police spokesperson, it is alleged that on the fateful day, Nakakande Stevia a 23-year-old housewife and resident of the same area sent out her two daughters to buy a book however after hours of departure, the two did not return.
“It is alleged that on the fateful day, Nakakande Stevia a 23-year-old housewife and resident of the same area sent out her two children Nantongo Annet 8 (deceased) and Nakiboneka Sumaya to buy a book. However, the children did not return home.”
Owoyesigyire mentioned that it was until on Monday this week at around 4pm when one of the daughters identified as Nakiboneka was found with serious wounds, prompting a search for her sister.
“Unfortunately, Nantongo was recovered dead. Police visited the scene and conveyed the body to city mortuary Mulago, while Nakiboneka was taken to Mulago hospital in critical condition,” Owoyesigyire noted.
The police spokesperson however, raised they have embarked on investigations not only to arrest the suspects behind the killing but to also establish the intention behind the kidnap.
“The Police have embarked on investigations and have since arrested a suspect identified as Mubatizi John with the help of a canine that led us to his premises from the crime scene where the children were found,” Owoyesigyire stressed.
Meanwhile, he cited that part of the statements recorded are attributing the murder of the girl to ritual practice purposes. He outlined the suspect will be interrogated to help provide more facts to the matter.
“The suspect will be interrogated and more details about this heinous act will be provided in due course. In the meantime, parents should be mindful of the movements that their children make and always caution them against advances from strangers,” he added.
Meanwhile, homicide cases in Uganda have hit a spike in recent years. According to a crime report by Knoema.com, in 2020, the country registered at least 9.8 cases per 100,000 population.