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Women in Luuka Arrested For Arson

Harriet Gonza and Harriet Nabirye, both residents of Budondo B village in Bukanga sub-county, Luuka district, were on Friday caught red-handed torching a kitchen at belonging to Joel Tebinagwa.

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Police in Luuka district have arrested two women for allegedly burning a house belonging to a resident. 

Harriet Gonza and Harriet Nabirye, both residents of Budondo B village in Bukanga sub-county, Luuka district, were on Friday caught red-handed torching a kitchen at belonging to Joel Tebinagwa barely two days after his house had also been burnt.

The two who are being detained at Nakabugu police station confessed to the charges claiming that Tebinagwa connected them to a fake traditional healer, a year ago.

Gonza claims that Tebinagwa took them to a traditional healer, to help chase away their co-wives which never came to pass.

“Tebinagwa introduced us to a traditional healer whom we paid one cow and 500,000 Shillings after promising to chase our co-wives in three days. The spiritualist performed rituals for six hours but to our surprise, these co-wives never left home yet Tebinagwa keeps promising us they will go, we became impatient and had to revenge,” she says.

According to Ronald Tebanarwa, a resident, the village leadership deployed a section of five youth to safeguard Tebinagwa’s home after his main house was burnt mysteriously.

He adds that the two ladies who fault Tebinagwa of helping them get fake charms were rescued by residents who attempted to lynch them.

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Tebinagwa says that he linked the suspects to the traditional healer but matters of receiving their wishes were not his responsibility.

“The two approached me about their marital problems and I connected them to my family spiritualist, but it does not mean that they should hold me ransom if their wishes fail to come to pass. Matters of spiritual healing are not like science where one is assured of the end results, and prayers may take longer to be answered,” he says.

The Busoga North Police Spokesperson, Michael Kasadha confirms the incident adding that the two will face charges of arson.