30 August 2017

Uganda: 12 People Charged in Court Over Recent Murders of Women in Wakiso

Photo: Joseph Kiggundu/Daily Monitor
The suspects in the dock at Nabweru Court.

Kampala — Twelve people including two women have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison by Nabweru Magistrate's Court in relation to the recent murders of nine women in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso district.

The accused persons faced 11 counts including terrorism, murder and aggrevated robbery, which prosecution's Joan Keko says were committed between May and August 2017 in areas of Nansana, Kazo and Kawempe.

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

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

The suspects appeared before Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani but were not allowed to plead to the charges that are capital in nature and only tried by the High Court.

He then remanded them to Luzira prison until September 12, 2017 as inquiries into their case continue.

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