Money Lender Kamugisha Joseph Arrested for Murder in Sheema (1)
Fred Enanga the police spokesperson

Kamugisha Joseph, a prominent farmer and businessman in Sheema, has been arrested by the Territorial Police in connection with the disappearance of Kemigisha Christabel, a two-year-old girl.

The Territorial Police in Sheema have arrested and detained a money lender, identified as Kamugisha Joseph, a prominent farmer and businessman, in connection with the disappearance of Kemigisha Christabel, a two-year girl victim.

According to Fred Enanga the police spokespersonKemigisha disappeared on July 18 in Mutanoga cell, Kigarama sub-county in the Sheema district.

Upon search, it was established that she had been murdered after the prime suspect, a one Justus Byamukama admitted to kidnapping the victim, from the grandfather’s home, a Kakooma John.

“The motivation of the disappearance and murder, appears to be for ritualistic sacrifice, after the prime suspect Byamukama Justus, admitted to kidnapping the victim, from the grand father’s home, a one Kakooma John.”

Enanga said in conspiracy with Tumwesigye Clinton alias Musajja, they cut the victim’s throat and collected blood and thereafter dumped the victim’s body in front of Constance’s home, a neighbour and resident of the same village. 

He further admitted that there was a rich man who had sent them for the blood. 

“After the arrest of Tumwesigye Clinton alias Musajja it was established that he was in touch with Kamugisha Joseph, the prominent farmer/businessman, on the night that the victim was kidnapped and murdered.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Christabel. The pain and fear she endured at the time of the brutal murder was unbearable for her age,” Enanga condoled with the late’s family.

He, however, called on the business community to come up with stronger measures of profiling and auditing the activities of all business persons in coordination with our intelligence components of CI, ISO, and CMI to help weed out brutal persons, who take advantage of young juveniles, in search of wealth and prosperity.

He said the police will continue monitoring the progress of the case, to seek justice for the victim. The police spokesperson also said some exhibits including a hoe, blood-stained clothes, phone print-outs and the killer’s weapons were recovered. 

“We commend the task team for their efforts. We wish to remind parents and guardians to be extra alert while protecting children. The victim was kidnapped from her grandfather’s home, without the knowledge of anyone and yet such threats against children are on the increase,” he added.