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He explained that 23 suspects have admitted to taking part in the murderous rampage, and led forensic teams to selected crime scenes to reconstruct the incident.

According to the Uganda Police, 23 people have admitted to having a hand in the vicious killings in Masaka and Lwengo.

Following ongoing killings in Masaka and Lwengo, the Uganda police have announced that a total of 23 suspects have admitted to having a hand in the vicious murders.

In a statement dated 6th September 2021, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said the Joint Task Teams countering and actively investigating the vicious murders in Masaka and Lwengo districts still continue to register more success in their operations.  

Enanga said during the course of last week, a total of 12 suspects were charged in court for murder and related conspiracies. An additional 11 suspects are pending court after their case files were sanctioned. 

He said the suspects totalling now 23 have since admitted to participating in the murderous rampage, and led the task team to selected scenes of crime, for reconstruction.

“Those charged include; Sewankambo Muhammad, a 32-year-old, male adult; Kibirango John Bosco, aged 40, Ssekajugo Paul, aged 42; Mutabazi Batisita aged 36; Kabayo Henry; Kaganda Moses aged 30; Tumwesigye aged 26; Kayiza Ashiraf aged 20, Ssebunya Isa aged 35; Kyabula David aged 30, Sserwada Mike aged 34 and Muwonge Jude aged 38,” Enanga said.

“The task team continues to hunt for Mulumba Kassim aged 25, who is on the run, after attempting to murder, Nakyanzi Maria Yozefu aged 61, in Kyotera . The victim’s condition is out of danger and progressing well.”

He, in addition, said the police task teams managed to foil attacks in Butenga, Bukomansimbi after machete welding assailants were sighted while looking for prospective murder victims.  

The police spokesman, however, applauded all those civilians who have been of great help in the search operations through availing the police with some series of hidden information. 

killings in Masaka and Lwengo (1)
He explained that 23 suspects have admitted to taking part in the murderous rampage, and led forensic teams to selected crime scenes to reconstruct the incident.

He said their cooperation has helped deter the vicious killers from spreading further havoc across the three districts. Enanga also thanked the task teams for their tremendous work in tackling all forms of senseless violence and impunity.

“We want to thank the public in the three districts of Masaka, Lwengo and Bukomansimbi for volunteering information and for their level of increased vigilance. Some of the killers in Masaka and Lwengo were identified with the help of the community,” Enanga added.

“To the media fraternity, we are aware the murderous rampage in Masaka and Lwengo is of great news value, but we urge you to report objectively, and avoid sensationalizing the vicious murders. Linking the murders to other traditional crimes of burglary without proof, can easily inspire copycat murders and promote unnecessary fear and panic in the public.”