Petero Kyazze, the Ssi-Bukunja sub-county LC V councillor, says that failure by security to investigate the attacks has fueled crimes in the community. He warns that should the murders continue unabated, they will scare away people from investing in their community.
high in Ssi-Bukunja Sub County in Buikwe district following persistent attacks
and the murder of three residents. According to residents, machete welding
thugs have in the last one month attacked and killed three residents and
have been identified as Mande Mugava, Tom Kikadde and Joseph Ssengendo, all
residents of Mugomba village. They were reportedly attacked in their homes
during the night and hacked severally leading to their death. Residents claim
that despite reporting the attacks to police, they remain uninvestigated.
Kyazze, the Ssi-Bukunja sub-county LC V councillor, says that failure by
security to investigate the attacks has fueled crimes in the community. He warns
that should the murders continue unabated, they will scare away people from
investing in their community.
Cue out: …bagenda kudduka,”//
Nakigudde, a survivor of the attacks says those behind the attacks are not only
interested in their property but their lives as well. Nakigudde narrates how
the thugs attempted to pluck out her garage door in vain and resorted to the main
that the attack on her house involved various people because she heard them
speaking, saying they had failed to complete their mission.
“Naye nga abantu…
Cue out: …singa ndi mufu”//
Kibuuka, the Ssi-Bukunja LC 3 Chairperson Elect, believes the murders are
connected to increasing witchcraft and mushrooming shrines in the area. He asks
police to investigate the shrines, register and issue licenses to their
“Two of the bodies were found without private parts. But we are still wondering about attempted attacks on the houses of single mothers. We
are unlucky that police are hiding away from the matter,” Kibuuka said.
the Officer in Charge-OC of Crime Intelligence Department at Ssi-Bukunja Police
Station has promised to look into the matter. “I have just been transferred and
posted to this station; unfortunately such cases have been not handled yet. Maybe this is for various reasons including enough financial support to
investigate certain cases.” Mukasa notes.