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Unknown Woman Killed in Jinja

Robert Tenywa, the Gabula Road Village L C 1 chairperson, says his area has become a hub of thuggery due to lack of vigilance and security lights.
Police are investigating the murder of unidentified woman along Gabula road in Jinja municipality, just 50 meters from Jinja Central Police station.    

The woman’s lifeless body was found lying on the roadside dressed in a torn muddy seemingly pink dress this morning.  Police have opened inquiries at Jinja CPS under CRB 505/2019.    

The deceased is suspected to have been gang rapped in the wee hours of this morning before she was strangled to death. 

A resident of the area told URN on condition of anonymity that she heard someone screaming for help around 4am but ignored it thinking it was a couple’s fight.

"When you're inside the house it's hard to discern between different voices and on hearing a deep voice of a woman screaming, i mistook it for a couple’s fight, but when i opened my door, i realized a woman lying dead before my sight," she said.

Robert Tenywa, the Gabula Road Village L C 1 chairperson, says his area has become a hub of thuggery due to lack of vigilance and security lights.  

"Gabula is one of the residential areas in the municipality but locals are not vigilant at all. They never show concern for their neighbors in cases of night attacks. We also lack security lights and our village security team cannot operate in darkness," he said.    

The Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Diana Nandawula, says investigations are underway to find the killers and trace for the deceased's relatives. Police have handed over the deceased's body to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem. 

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