The body of 10-year-old Musengina Ngwera was discovered in a forest in Kabada village on Monday by children of the area LC I chairperson who were looking for firewood.
A pupil of Bukasa primary school in Kiboga district who went missing from his home in May this year has been found dead. TThe body of 10-year-old Musengina Ngwera was discovered in a forest in Kabada village on Monday by children of the area LC I chairperson who were looking for firewood.The children immediately informed their father Abdul Ssekyomu, who in turn notified police and the family of the deceased.
The body was found without vital parts raising suspicion that the minor could have been a victim of a ritual murder. Abdul Ssekyomu, the LC I chairperson Kabada village says that Ngwera disappeared from his parent's home May 24th. He explains that shortly after, he received a phone call from unidentified people demanding for shillings 800,000 allegedly owed to them by the father of the deceased. However, Namushobora denied claims that he owes anyone such huge amounts of money.
Emmanuel Namushobora and Oliver Niyonshaba, the parents of the deceased say that their son disappeared on the fateful day shortly after returning from school during lunch hours. Niyonshaba explains that when Ngwera returned home he went out to search for mangoes in the neighborhood saying that he was hungry but didn’t return. She says that they reported the matter to local authorities and police to find their son in vain.
Herbert Muhangi, Kiboga district Police Commander says that the missing body parts such as the private parts and hands raise suspicision that the minor could have been sacrificed. He says that they are hunting for three prime suspects behind the murder, but declined to give their identities. Muhangi says that they are tracking down the suspects using their mobile phones for questioning. Child sacrifice in Uganda became rampant about 2 years ago as several children were kidnapped and scarified by people hunting for wealth.