STATEMENT BY HON MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS ON THE

RECENT MURDERS OF WOMEN IN NANSANA MUNICIPALITY AND
KATABI TOWN COUNCIL AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

INTRODUCTION
Rt. Hon. Speaker,

Between 3rd May 2017 to 4th September 2017 a total of twenty one (21)
women have been killed in the most gruesome manner at different places
in Nansana Municipality and Katabi Town Council. May their souls rest in
eternal peace. To date forty four (44) suspects linked to these murders
have been arrested, twenty two (22) of whom have been charged in courts
of law. The remaining suspects are at different stages of processing, also
to be arraigned in courts of law soon.

THE VARIOUS INCIDENTS OF MURDERS
(a) NANSANA MUNICIPALITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Rt.Hon Speaker and Hon Members

1. On 3rd May 2017 a body of unidentified female adult was found at
Nansana west zone with signs of manual strangulation. This body
has remained unclaimed to date.

2. On the 28th May 2017 a body of a female identified as Nampijja Juliet
alias Jalia Nantabazi was found behind Kenjoy Supermarket in
Nansana West I. The body bore signs of manual strangulation.

3. On 28th May 2017 a body of unidentified female adult was found at

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Nansana East 1 zone with signs of manual strangulation. This body
has remained unclaimed to date.

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4. On 31st May 2017 two bodies of female adults, one identified as that
of Nansubuga Patricia alias Proscovia and another unidentified were
found near Kenjoy Supermarket in Nansana West I both with signs of
manual strangulation. The body of the unidentified woman has not
been claimed todate.

5. On 5th July 2017 a body of a female adult identified as one of Birungi
Maria was found at Nansana East II zone with signs of manual
strangulation.

6. On the 11th July 2017 a body of a female adult identified as one of
Nakazibwe Josephine was found in her rented room at Ochieng zone
in Nansana Municipality. The body exhibited signs of manual
strangulation.

7. On 16t h July 2017 a body of unidentified female adult was found in a
trench at Nansana East zone Bujagali. Also with signs of manual
strangulation.

8. On 17th July 2017 a female adult body identified as that of Nakacwa
Teddy was found lying in her rented room in Nansana West II zone.
The body exhibited signs of manual strangulation.

9. On 25th July 2017 a female adult body identified as that of Kyandali
Juliet a business woman in Ganda Nansana, was found murdered in
her home.

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(b) KATABI TOWN COUNCIL
1. On 7t h June 2017 a female adult body identified as that of Nansubuga
Gorreti was found along Kasenyi Road in Abayita Ababiri with signs of
strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.

2. On zs" June 2017 a female adult body identified as that of
Komugisha Faith alias Jamila was found at Kitinda near Ssese
Gateway beach with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her
private parts.

3. On 13t h July 2017 a female adult body identified as that of Donat
Zakanya alias Kasowole Aisha was found at Abayita Ababiri with signs
of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts

4. On 21st July 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of
Norah Wanyama was found at Nkumba Central Zone with signs of
strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.

5. On 24t h July 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of Rose
Nakimuli was found behind Keba Inn near Jantos bar at Kitala a few
meters from her house with signs of strangulation and a stick
inserted in her private parts.

6. On n" August 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of
Nakajjo Sarah was found behind Faith International Nursery and
primary School along Kasenyi road approximately 200 meters from
Mr Bwanika Jones' Shrine. The body had a stick inserted in her
private parts, a missing left breast. Also other body parts were
missing.

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7. On 14th August 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of
Nakasinde Aisha was found at Kasenyi Landing Site with signs of
strangulation, a stick inserted in her private parts and one leg
missing.

8. On 27th August 2017 a body of unidentified female adult was found at
Kitala Village along Entebbe road with signs of strangulation with a
stick inserted in her private parts.

9. On 28th August a body of a female adult identified as that of Nalule
Jalia was recovered from Nkumba Central in Kayilila forest reserve
with signs of strangulation and a stick inserted in her private parts.

10. On 4t h September 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of
Nabilanda Mary alias Maria, was found at Nyanama Trading Center
Bunamwaya near a washing Bay with signs of strangulation.

(c) ELSEWHERE
1. On 15t h August 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of
Zawedde Regina was found in Bulaga town.

2. On 16th August 2017 a body of a female adult identified as that of
Namuwonge Jennifer was found in Bwaise, Kawempe.

POLICE INVESTIGATIONS
Police, assisted and supported by other security agencies have been
carrying out painstaking investigations in order to understand the motive(s)
behind this wave of killings as well as apprehend the culprits use. So far
the following have been established:

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(a) In the case of Nansana Municipality murders eight of the nine
women were murdered by one criminal gang the motive being for
ritual purposes. The prime suspect, one Kawesa Ibrahim alias
Tetemwa, a notorious criminal who had just been released after
serving a ten year jail sentence confessed that he had been
contracted by Mr Tumuhimbise Phillips, alias Kanyankole a
businessman to kill twelve (12) women to enable him
(Tumuhimbise) draw human blood for ritual performance to
protect or enhance his wealth. Kawesa led police in the
reconstruction of all the eight murder scenes, demonstrating his
participation and that of his associates.
The murder of the ninth woman, one Kyandali Juliet, is strongly
linked to domestic violence. There is strong evidence implicating
her husband. The motive behind her murder being conflict over
ownership of family property.

(b) Similarly the murder of Zawadde Regina in Bulaga town is stongly
linked to family conflict over land. On the basis of technical
evidence and witness testimonies, Senoga, a Nephew to the
deceased has been arrested as the prime suspect.

(c) In the murder of Namuwonge Jennifer police investigations using
a police dog led to the arrest of Mazuku Jonathan and his wife
Mpamurungi Justine.

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(d) In the case of Katabi Town Council murders, whereas police
initially treated these as isolated incidents, technical evidence as
well as recent witness testimonies now point to these murders
being connected to one serial killer, one Katongole Ivan alias
Jenus, a businessman. Credible witnesses have indicated he is the
mastermind behind these killings, contracting people and actually
participating. His motive being for ritual purpose to get human
blood and body parts in order to build his wealth, protect and
enhance his businesses, including his commercial buildings under
construction at Kasenyi Landing Site.

There is strong evidence linking suspects and Katongole. Some
suspects were found with forms given to them by Katongole to
enlist in illuminati. Others have 999 (sign of illuminati) tattooed
on their bodies. Katongole is physically linked to the death of
Nakimuli Rose because he was in her company the night she was
killed.

(e) The murder of Nabilanda Mary alias Maria is linked to domestic
conflict resulting in her husband killing her.

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RELATED ACTIONS BY POLICE
Rt. Hon. Speaker,

Following this wave of attacks, Police supported by other security agencies
and the local communities have intensified vigilance. Communities have
come out to protect their neighbourhoods backed up by police foot and
motorized patrols. Since the institution of these measures, in incidents in
Katabi and Nansana 23 women who were targets of rape and murder have
been rescued. They are now under police witness protection. Suspects in
these incidents have been arrested.

OBSERVATIONS
1) Whereas we must effectively deal with and deter this dangerous
criminality we must at the same time deal with factors that not only
feed and fuel criminality but also create the environment in which
criminality incubates and thrives. Such factors include moral
decadence, primitive selfishness, superstition, drug abuse,
alcoholism, and prostitution especially in urban areas.

2) Indiscipline is becoming predominant in our country- at the family,
community and even national level. There is need to re-establish and
strengthen social and cultural institutions as well as governance
structures like LCs to establish community discipline.

3) Needless to mention there is a need to address the very pertinent
question of youth unemployment. Youth are so desperate they have
been lured into being hired as contract killers as a source of
livelihood.

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CONCLUSION
Rt. Hon. Speaker,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hon Wakayima Musoke
Nsereko of Nansana Municipality, Hon Rosemary Tumusiime Bikaako of
Entebbe municipality, Mr. Kyeyune RDC Wakiso and his deputy Madam
Kyirabira, the mayors of the respective municipalities as well as local
leaders for their support and leadership towards efforts to fight this
violent criminality which has claimed the lives of innocent young women
in such a tragic manner.

I would also like to thank Hon Mbabali for taking time to share his
experiences of similar circumstances in Lwengo. His suggestions have
come in very handy in our efforts to fight this criminality. I would like
therefore to encourage you Hon Members as well as the general public
to come forward and share with us your suggestions on the way
forward after all criminal live among us.

Rt. Hon. Speaker, in spite of this tragedy I would like to take this
opportunity to assure this August house, as, well as the country at large
that the situation is improving as we deepen our investigations and
strengthen our counter measures. We have defeated similar violent
waves of crime before. We are certain that with joint efforts we shall
sooner than later, defeat this wave as well.

Rt. Hon Speaker, Hon Members of the august house I thank you for
listening to me.

May God bless you all.