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Ssi-Bukunja Residents Decry Uninvestigated Attacks, Murder Cases

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.
Henry Mukasa, the OC-CID at Ssi-Bukunja Police Station advising residents about self defense and community viglance against bad attacks.

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Tension is 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 terrorized others.



The deceased 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.  

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. 


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Juliet 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 entry.    

She claims that the attack on her house involved various people because she heard them speaking, saying they had failed to complete their mission.

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  Godfrey 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 operators.

“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.

Henry Mukasa, 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.