Different families in Kikenene-Nakawanga
B village, in Kisseka sub-county, Lwengo district are terrified and living in fear after the mysterious disappearance of their four children, all girls.
The children aged between 10 and 13
years, went missing from their parents’ homes on Wednesday and have never been found.
he missing children have been
identified as Titi Runkuse,10, Amina Nakavuma,12, Patience Nambarire,13, and Riya
Although the police joined a massive
community search for the children, they have not found any traces or clues on
Their parents are currently spending
sleepless nights fearing for their children’s lives.
The terrified parents suspect their
children were either taken for trafficking, ransom, or for human ritual
sacrifices which needs the authorities to act fast to save them before it is too
According to Nambogo’s father Ronald
Ssensaalu, they are currently stuck and do not know what to do next because
they have not received any information about her. He says that no one has called them
to ask for a ransom or to tell them anything which has kept them in the dark.
//Cue in: “Naze Ssensaalu Ronald…………
Cue out:…………………tusaba buyambi.”//
Nambarire's mother Perusi Nakayenga says she is worried for her daughter because Lwengo is marred by ritual
human sacrifice due to the uncontrolled operation of shrines and
She has appealed to the residents with
information about her whereabouts to inform the police in time.
//Cue in: “Kati nze okutya…………………
Cue out:…………tuzuule abaana baffe.”//
One of the Nakawanga elders Joseph Kaboggoza,
complains that child sacrifice has become rampant in Lwengo district with little
being done by the authorities to control it.
//Cue in: “Missions nyingi…………………
Cue out:…………embeera etambula bweti.”//
Similar incidents have occurred in
the district with shocking ending.
On January 17, 2012, a 14-year-old
Monica Namusanya went missing from her parents’ home for a week and her torso was found
in Kyamaganda village swamp later.
However, residents and police stumbled on a
skull believed to be of another person.
On the current disappearance of the four girls, the Lwengo District
Police Commander Peter Akampurira says they have learnt about the matter and investigations
have kicked off.
He appealed to the public to avail
information that may aid the ongoing investigations into the girls’ disappearance.