Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Kasese

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Their arrest followed the disappearance of a six-year-old girl, Jacqueline Kyomuhendo, in Kasese town. Kyomuhendo, a primary one pupil at Margherita Demonstration School went missing on Thursday afternoon.

Police in Kasese have arrested two women for allegedly kidnapping a six-year-old girl in Kasese town.

The suspects have been identified as Semerita Mutsuba Kabugho aged 24, a resident of Saluti B cell in Nyamwamba Division and Nevercate Kyakimwa a 19-year-old, who is a born of Nyakalengijyo cell in Ibanda-Kyanya town council.

The duo was arrested on Monday according to a statement from police.

Their arrest followed the disappearance of a six-year-old girl, Jacqueline Kyomuhendo, in Kasese town.

Kyomuhendo, a primary one pupil at Margherita Demonstration School went missing on Thursday afternoon.


Kyakimwa picked the young girl as she returned to school. It is alleged that Kyakimwa told the girl that she was an aunt and wanted to buy her a sugar cane and later grabbed her.

Kyakimwa allegedly started beating the young girl into submission and then took her to Kabugho's home until Monday morning when the police and the father to girl rescued her.

According Jackson Ndibalema, the father, at the time of rescue she had presented cough and had lost weight in a space of three days.

Ndibalema, who personally, arrested the main suspect before taking her to police was thankful to God for having secured his daughter to enable him get her safe and sound.

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Ndibalema has since taken the child to Kasese Community Medical Centre for a comprehensive medical examination and is awaiting results.


Okello says police have preferred kidnap charges against the duo and investigations will continue to ensure that they're prosecuted.


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Okello also appealed to both parents and schools to be more security conscious and ensure safety of their children.


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Kule Jerome Bitswande
Jerome Kule Bitswande is the URN pioneer Bureau Chief-Kasese.

He's passionate to write about public policy, culture and politics.

Before joining URN in April 2018, Jerome had written for Radio One and Two, The Observer and New Vision.

Jerome strongly believes that it is only the common man that has the untold story. And it is that untold story whose narration he wants to be party to.

The two-time Award Winner with Media Challenge Initiative also believes the Kasese and entire Rwenzururu story is yet to be told; it's against that background that when URN assigned him to his cradle, he did not give it a second thought.

Todate, he's fondly called the Rwenzururu Royal Guard by peers and workmates.