A family in Nakaseke
district is in tears following the mysterious disappearance of their three
children. The missing children
are Hanipher Namiwanda ,12, Flavia Sumaiya Nakayima ,09, and Shafik Kezaala ,11,
all pupils of Jerome Nursery and Primary School in Kiwoko town council.
The children belong to Livingstone Ssekyanzi and Jameo
Nambalirwa, both residents of Butiikwa village in Kiwoko town council. It
is reported that the three children went missing from their home around 4:30pm
All efforts to search for the children have failed to yield
any results. Jameo Nambalirwa, a step mother to the children, says she sent the
children to bath in the bathroom behind their house but became suspicious when
their friend came looking for them.
Nambalirwa says she searched for the children in vain
prompting her to notify their father who placed announcements on megaphones in
search of the children in vain.
Livingstone Ssekyanzi, the father of the missing children
said that he initially suspected that the children could have been picked by
their mothers but when he called them they expressed shock about their disappearance.
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Pius Ssekatebe, the LC 1 Chairperson of Butiikwa village
explains that on Monday and Tuesday morning, residents searched the nearby
bushes and incomplete buildings with the hope of finding the children dead or
alive in vain.
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Proscovia Akol, a resident says that she met the children on
fateful day walking towards Kiwoko town dressed in jackets but didn’t mind them
thinking they had been sent to shops. Akol suspects that the children could
have been hoodwinked by someone to follow him or her before kidnapping them.
The Nakaseke District Police Commander, Sulait Kitaka says
they have registered case of missing persons at Kiwoko Police Station, adding
that Police officers are working with family members to locate the children.
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In April this year, one month and week-old- baby Marvin
Ssemindi was stolen from his parent’s home in Wabusana trading center in
Kikyusa Sub County in Luweero district. Ssemindi is yet to be recovered,
which has left his parents Isaac Kizibwe and Justine Nabakooza crying foul.
Last year, Kiboga police rescued a newly born baby who had
been stolen from Bishop Ceaser Asili Memorial in Luweero town council. The
suspected child thief, Juliet Ndagire was transferred to Luweero Central Police
station and charged with child theft.
In February this year, High Court in Luweero sentenced
Charles Ayesiga to serve 12 years in jail after pleading guilty for
kidnapping twins for ransom at Mabbale village in Luweero town in 2018.
Section 243 (1) C of the penal code act provides that a person who
kidnaps a person with intent to procure a ransom or benefit for the liberation
of such a person in danger of being murdered commits an offense and is liable
to conviction to suffer death