Luweero Baby Killed In Suspected Ritual Murder

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In short
The remains of Gift Ssuubi have been found scattered in thickets at Nsozibirye village by a casual labourer, George Rwabidadi, who was clearing it for farming. Police recovered only the skull, jaw and chest bones. Other parts are still missing.

Police in Luweero are investigating a suspected ritual murder of one-and-a-half-year-old baby.

The remains of Gift Ssuubi have been found scattered in thickets at Nsozibirye village by a casual labourer, George Rwabidadi, who was clearing it for farming. Police recovered only the skull, jaw and chest bones. Other parts are still missing.

According to the mother, Erinah Nambalye of Nsozibirye village in Luweero Sub County, Gift Ssuubi went missing on Independence Day from the home of Sam Mubiru, the grandfather and resident of the same village.

Rwabidadi explains that he notified the local leaders after seeing a dog feasting on the decomposing human remains. He adds that residents and local leaders found clothes and beads that belonged to the baby before she disappeared.

Johnson Nsubuga, the uncle to the deceased suspects that the three youths who have been engaging in bricklaying near the scene of crime of masterminding the murder.

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Raymond Jjagwe, the Luweero District Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID) boss, says the police have picked the remains and transferred them to Mulago Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

He adds that so far three people have been arrested to help with investigations about the suspected ritual murder.

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In July this year panic gripped residents of Nakonge village in Nakaseke district when they discovered two missing pupils beheaded and their bodies dumped in the bushes.

Hajjarah Nankabirwa, 5 and and four-year-old Jamil Kyakonye, all pupils of Delighted Joves Infant and Primary school were found beheaded in suspected ritual murder. 

Police in Mityana Municipality also recovered human remains that were suspected to belong to Clive Kisitu a 3-year-old son of Samuel Kasolo and Racheal Kaseegu who went missing in July 2015. 

Kisitu was allegedly sacrificed and police arrested several suspects who confessed to the act.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.