During an operation by security officers, several remains which include three skulls, hair, blood and bones were retrieved from Godfrey Luyombya’s pit latrine and shrine. Others recovered women knickers, animal skins and hides, among others.
Police in Mityana district have recovered human remains buried in a shrine.
During an operation by security officers, several remains which
include three skulls, hair, blood and bones were retrieved from the shrine and pit latrine of a witch doctor Godfrey
Luyombya. Women's knickers, animal
skins and hides, among others were also found in the shrine.
The raid on Luyombya’s shrine followed several complaints from residents who accused the suspect of being involved in ritual
Isaac Kamoga, resident, notes that for several years Luyombya has been moving
in the night with suspicious individuals and at times carrying several items in sacks
which they often took to the shrine.
Yowasi Nakabale, the Zigoti East LC 1 Chairperson, says Luyombya was a lay leader
in the church, but later established a shrine claiming that he had received
vision from his ancestors.
//Cue in “Muzeyi yasooka…
Cue out…embeera atali ntuufu.”//
Luyombya’s wives including Hamida Nakasinde and Caroline Nankya
say they were also shocked when they saw police retrieving human remains from
their home. Nankya, who has been married to Luyombya since 1980’s fainted on
seeing skulls being pulled out of the shrine.
Nankya told police detectives that although her husband had turned
into a sorcerer, she never knew that he was involved in acts of human sacrifice.
//Cue in: “Oyo yemuntu…
Cue out…musituke mulabe.”//
Juma Kizito Bijampola, chairperson of traditional healers in Zigoti
notes they have always told a section of their members to desist from such
practices since they are illegal.
//cue in: “Ensonga eno nange…
Cue out…na binyonyi.”//
The Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson Norbert Ochom says
investigations into the matter are still on going to ascertain whose remains
were discovered in the shrine.