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UGANDA: 20 women killed

Some of the murdered women

Deputy Mayor Ssali said many of the murdered women were not residents of the area as claimed by the police. “They couldn’t be identified,” Ssali told The Independent, “I am not happy with the way police is handling this whole matter. Why aren’t they giving us all the information about their findings?”

He said as local leaders, they have held meetings with residents and agreed that pubs, bars and local clubs to regulate their working hours and to close by midnight.

Ssali was speaking on the day when the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, was visiting Nansana.

Kayihura who on Aug. 25 visited Bufulu village where the latest killing at that point had just been reported, blamed laxity of local council administration for the rise in criminality. Kayihura had said their intelligence shows a businessman in the area was involved in the killings as rituals. He said local leaders were letting in wrong elements because they no longer register new people.

“We don’t know who our next neighbors are. Even the chairman doesn’t know. New people need to be registered to know who we are living with”.

Pulkol says he is afraid this venture may not be sustainable. “I am skeptical of the sustainability of this project because such ventures have been done before,” he says, “For instance what happened to the crime preventers that were trained a while ago? At what point did the state lost them. This too may pass.”

He also adds that though this may be a good venture, it may not be feasible being that there is mistrust between the police and the people. “The people don’t trust the police anymore. And I think it is because of the police brutality.”

Government list of murdered women as at Sept.07

  1. On 3rd May 2017, a body of unidentified female adult was found at Nansana west zone with signs of manual strangulation. This body has remained unclaimed to date.
  2. On the 28th May 2017, a body of a female identified as Nampijja Juliet alias Jalia Nantabazi was found behind Kenjoy Supermarket in Nansana West I. The body bore signs of manual strangulation.
  1. On 28th May 2017, a body of unidentified female adult was found at Nansana East 1 zone with signs of manual strangulation. This body has remained unclaimed to date.
  1. On 31st May 2017, two bodies of female adults, one identified as that of Nansubuga Patricia alias Proscovia and another unidentified were found near Kenjoy Supermarket in Nansana West I, both with signs of manual strangulation. The body of the unidentified woman has not been claimed to date.
  1. On 5th July 2017, a body of a female adult identified as Birungi Maria was found at Nansana East II zone with signs of manual strangulation.
  1. On the 11th July 2017, a body of a female adult identified as Nakazibwe Josephine was found in her rented room at Ochieng Zone in Nansana Municipality. The body exhibited signs of manual strangulation.
  1. On 16th July 2017, a body of unidentified female adult was found in a trench at Nansana East zone Bujagali. The body also had signs of manual strangulation.
  1. On 17th July 2017, a female adult body identified as that of Nakacwa Teddy was found lying in her rented room in Nansana West II zone. The body had signs of manual strangulation.
  1. On 25th July 2017, a female adult body identified as that of Kyandali Juliet, a business woman in Ganda Nansana, was found in her home.

Katabi Town Council Murders

  1. On 7th June 2017, a female adult body identified as that of Nansubuga Gorreti was found along Kasenyi Road in Abayita Ababiri with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.
  1. On 26th June 2017, a female adult body identified as that of Komugisha Faith alias Jamila was found at Katinda near Ssese Gateway Beach with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.
  1. On 13th July 2017, a female adult body identified as that of Dona Zakanya alias Kasowole Aisha was found at Abayita Ababiri with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.
  1. On 21st July 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Norah Wanyama was found at Nkumba Central Zone with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.
  1. On 24th July 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Rose Nakimuli was found behind Keba Inn near Jantos Bar at Kitala, a few metres from her house with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.
  1. On 11th August 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Nakajjo Sarah was found behind Faith International Nursery and Primary School along Kasenyi road approximately 200 metres from a one Bwanika Jones’ Shrine. The body had a stick inserted in the private parts. Her left breast and other body parts were missing.
  1. On 14th August 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Nakasinde Aisha was found at Kasenyi Landing Site with signs of strangulation, a stick inserted in her private parts and one leg missing.
  1. On 27th August 2017, a body of unidentified female adult was found at Kitala Village along Entebbe road with signs of strangulation with a stick inserted in her private parts.
  1. On 28th August 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Nalule Jalia was recovered from Nkumba Central in Kayilila forest reserve with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in the private parts.
  2. On 4th September 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Nabilanda Mary alias Maria was found at Nyanama Trading Centre in Bunamwaya near a washing bay with signs of strangulation.
  3. On 15th August 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Zawedde Regina was found in Bulaga town.
  4. On 16th August 2017, a body of a female adult identified as that of Namuwonge Jennifer was found in Bwaise, Kawempe.

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3 comments

  1. The Minister, Gen. Henry Tumukunde, and especially IGP Kale Kayihura should RESIGN.
    Kayihura has proved to be completely ineffective as police chief.

    Under his watch the Uganda Police Force has become completely incompetent.

    1). They have failed to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the assassinations of the Muslim clerics, AIGP Felix Kaweesi, Judge Joan Kagezi, Maj. Kiggundu among others.

    2). They have completely failed to arrest and prosecute the criminals behind the gruesome killings of women in Wakiso district.

    Quite frankly, the Uganda Police is not capable of serving and protecting Ugandans. In societies where you have institutions, the honorable thing to do is step aside.

    It is time for a leadership change. Time for more competent and able management – one that will restore the credibility of the Uganda Police.

    Gen. Kayihura, please do the needful and step down. You have failed as police chief.

    • Daniel the Uganda police and the military is only here to protect Museveni. When it comes to protecting citizens and investigating civil crimes, they are suddenly no where to be seen. They will claim that they have no manpower, no money and that the Issue is being “over sensationalized” (the most common arrogant and cynical response by the regime). However , you try crticizing the government or try to campaign against age limit or the dictatorship in Uganda. Suddenly police are everywhere, helicopters, military police, ISO, CID etc etc. The full force of the regime security agencies will be brought to oppress whoever that indiviudal is who dared think that he would question Museveni and has oppressive regime.

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