Lunatic Kills 9-Year-Old Girl In Sembabule

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Police in Sembabule are holding a suspected lunatic for killing a 9 year old girl.
The man only identified as Mugerwa, allegedly used a big stick to kill the girl. The incident occurred at Misojo village in Mateete Sub County over the weekend.

Police in Sembabule are holding a suspected lunatic for killing a 9 year old girl.
 
The man only identified as Mugerwa, allegedly used a big stick to kill the girl. The incident occurred at Misojo village in Mateete Sub County over the weekend.

Linda Namanda, was a primary three pupil at Lyazi SDA primary school Misojo, was at home when her alleged killer found her and hit her on the head.

Residents say Mugerwa had a serious mental problem at the time of the act. They say they informed local leaders about it but they didn’t take the matter seriously.

Mariam Ndyagahemuka, the deceased’s grandmother was reportedly away when Namanda was attacked. Eyewitnesses say the residents tried to lynch Mugerwa but the police arrived in time to rescue him.

Ndyagahemuka says Namanda was to begin her end of term exams today at Lyazi SDA primary school, Misojo. She says the girl’s parents died and she was the only one left to look after her.

Mateete police CID officer, Mohammad Twesigye confirmed the incident calling it unfortunate.  He says the suspect will be taken for mental check up to establish his mental state. Twesigye adds that the suspect will be charged with murder if the medical report proves that he is of sound mind.

Twesigye cautioned parents and guardians to be watchful of their children in order to avoid such unfortunate cases. He appealed to residents to report to authorities anyone whose character is suspected to be a threat to the community.