An angry mob has lynched the Imam for Gembe Mosque in Luweero
district for allegedly killing a 6-year-old girl.
The deceased, Isma Kiguba Kibirango was accused of participating in
the kidnap of Pretty Susan Nakanjako and strangling her to death.
Nakanjako a nursery pupil at Gembe Primary School in Katikamu sub-county was
found dead and her body buried in a banana plantation.
Nakanjako a daughter to Godfrey Lugendo and Night Zalwango of Gembe village
went missing from her parents' home on Wednesday at 6 pm. It is reported that
after the murder, the killers tried to demand 3.5 million shillings to direct
the family to where they had buried the body.
Matiya Sseruga the Defense Secretary of Gembe village says that Nakanjako’s
body was found wrapped in a bed sheet and buried in banana plantation.
Sseruga adds that Police officers from Wobulenzi Police station rushed and
arrested the two key suspects before they could be lynched.
The suspects have been identified as Brian Tuhiirwe and Henry Lubega who have been
working on Namusoke’s farm for past three months.
He, however, notes that on Friday morning angry residents continued to search for other suspects and later descended on Kibirango whom they stoned to death.
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Police led by the Acting Luweero District Police Commander Rebecca Ayeta
arrived at the scene later and transferred the dead body to Luweero Health
Center IV. The body of the girl was also transferred to mortuary at Mulago
Referral hospital for post-mortem.
Ayeta has since condemned actions of mob justice and warned residents.
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Tuhiirwe told URN Reporter that he only picked the deceased from her home and
handed her to brother who is on run but didn’t participate in the murder.
Tuhiirwe also claimed that Kibirango was wrongly killed because he
didn’t participate in the murder.
Cases of kidnap and murder of children are rampant in Luweero district
Last month, Marvin Ssemindi a one month and half-month-old baby born to Isaac
Kizibwe (22) and Justine Nabakooza (19) residents of Wabusana trading centre in
Luweero went missing till date.
She was stolen from the bed where her mother had placed her and
went to buy tomatoes.
Last year Christine Namale Birungi a primary four pupil of Blessed Future
Primary School at Ngabo village was found killed and her body dumped in a
In the same year, Police rescued twins in Luweero town who were kidnapped by
one identified as Charles Ayesiga of Mabbale zone.
The Luweero High Court has since sentenced Ayesiga to serve for 12 years in prison
after pleading guilty of kidnap and asking for ransom.