A family of five people has pitched camp at Ssembabule central police station after they were banished from a village for alleged witchcraft.
Rose Mary Nabakooza, a widow together with her four children were banished from Kyamayiba village in Mijwala Sub County, Sembabule district.
The family is accused of bewitching and killing three people.
Residents of Kyamaiba cliam that Nabakooza bought deadly fetishes from Mpigi and after failing to keep them under control, they went on rampage killing the villagers.
Nabakooza is being held responsible for the death of Annet Nagayi, her neighbor. Nagayi died mysteriously on Friday.
Led by Paul Mukasa, the Kyamayiba LC1 chairman, the residents demolished her house, killed her animals and destroyed her banana plantation.
A meeting was convened on Friday shortly after the burial of Nagayi and a unanimous decision was reached to banish the woman from the village.
Nabakooza is now homeless and stranded at Ssembabule Central Police Station. She is worried that her children who are supposed to be at school may miss examinations.
Nabakooza however denies any wrongdoing. She says that Mukasa who wants to grab her 3-acre piece of land victimized him.
In a separate interview with URN, Nabakooza claimed that Mukasa and her sons have always wanted to grab her piece of land.
Steven Tanui, the Sembabule district police commander says Nabakooza is at police but without any supplies. He says police only gave her some bedding but they cannot afford her daily upkeep.