Uganda’s unsolved murders: body of 21st woman found

KAMPALA – In a series of unresolved murders in Uganda, the 21st body of a woman has on Tuesday been found in Entebbe, near the capital, Kampala.

38 year old Harriet Nantongo , wife of Musiba Noah had gone missing on the night of September 14. Her body lay lifeless in a Katabi Council bush, Wakiso district, around 30 kilometers from the city center.

Police are still trying to figure out the mystery, and have linked the killings to ritual murders.

Emilian Kayima is the spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police.

“We have not concluded on our search but the criminals who are doing this and their motives and their accomplices in this criminality – possibilities of human sacrifice and witchcraft cannot be ruled out but they are just there – possibilities.”

Members of parliament stopped work for two days to mount pressure on ministers and police over the unresolved murders in three districts around Kampala, but the phenomenon is far from over.

Some residents suspect the murder victims are killed elsewhere and the bodies later dumped.

At least 21 bodies of young women have been found since May and Police are on the spot to bring those responsible to justice.

The government has defended the Police, who earlier this month said they had arrested 30 suspects and charged 13 of them, listing possible motives including domestic rows.

There is fear and panic in the central part of the country with alleged reports of a serial killer on the loose.

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