13 September 2017

Uganda: Women Murder Suspects to Return to Court On October 3

Kampala — Nabweru Magistrates Court has further remanded to Luzira Prison 13 people who were charged in relation to women murders in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district. They now return to court on October 03, 2017.

The suspects Tuesday morning appeared before Chief magistrate Esther Nansambu and prosecution's Joan Keko informed court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

The suspects who face 11 counts including terrorism, murder and aggravated robbery, allegedly committed the offence between May and August 2017 from areas of Nansana, Kazo and Kawempe.

Its further alleged, that for purposes of intimidating the public, either for a social, political or economic reason and without regard to the safety of others, the accused persons directly involved themselves in acts of terrorism by murdering Patricia Nansubuga,Maria Birungi, Teddy Nakachwa, Juliet Nampijja,Josephine Nakazibwe and four other unidentified women.

They are also alleged to have robbed the deceased of their property including a mattress, two mobile phones, two blankets, a pair of bed sheets and Sh100, 000.

Up 20 women have been reported murdered in the last four months and last week Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo told parliament that they suspected witchcraft, and also blamed illumunati for being behind the killings.

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