Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Monday visited communities in Entebbe where several women have been killed. The community shared valuable information with him.
The President offered condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and also committed to apprehending whoever is behind the heinous crimes.
Earlier in the day, residents in Entebbe took to the streets to protest the killings in the area.
In the last two to three months, women between 20 and 35 years have been murdered in a suspected serial killing where the victims are first sexually-assaulted before they are murdered and sticks pushed into their private parts.
Similar murders were also reported about a month ago in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso District.
Since the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura established camp and changed all police personnel in Nansana, no other woman has been killed there. However, despite frequent visits to Entebbe, the murders have continued.
A week ago, another body of a woman was on Wednesday found at Mpala village, Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District. The naked body was discovered in a banana garden by a boy who had gone to pick fruits. This happened a day after another body had been discovered.
Last month, the body of Aisha Nakasibwe was found in a bush a few metres from Kasenyi Barracks in Nkumba Kavundira village in Katabi town council. This was days after she had been reported missing.
More than 16 people who include boyfriends, husbands, and a witch doctor among others have been arrested in Entebbe in relation to the serial murders but no success has been made in stopping the trend.