Two market vendors have been suspended from Kame market in Mukono district over suspected witchcraft acts. Nusula Nampiima and Nulu Nabbosa were found with fetishes in their stalls according to market vendors in Kame market.
Two market vendors have been suspended from Kame market in Mukono district over suspected witchcraft acts.
Nusula Nampiima and Nulu Nabbosa were found with fetishes in their stalls according to market vendors in Kame market.
Cathy Nampiima, Kame market press secretary, explains that when a search was carried out in the market the duo was found with local herbs and fetishes.
Nampiima says that one of their fellow vendors Rehabu Nsobya, is suspected to have died as a result of witchcraft, which the two are believed to have brought in their market stalls to lure customers.
Two other vendors Aisha Nalubega and Ismail Yiga, are bed ridden and cannot talk.
This immediately attracted the intervention of Mukono municipality leadership. Johnson Muyanga Senyonga, Mukono Municipality Mayor, ordered for the suspension of Nampiima and Nabbosa from the market in order to restore calm.
But Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze opposed the views of the vendors. She says that the vendors who fall sick and one who died might have died of natural diseases not witchcraft.
She says Mukono residents should stop believing in witchcraft for every sickness or calamity that befalls them.
Michael Kajubi and Sarah Nabakooza are also opposed to the suspension saying there is no evidence pinning the two for having bewitched Rehabu Nsobya and the other two vendors who are bed ridden.
John Senfuma, Chairman Kame market vendors association says cases of suspected witchcraft have not been common at Kame market.
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