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Human Sacrifices On The Rise In Uganda

From Uganda’s New Vision:

Human sacrifice on the increase

Friday, 29th January, 2010

By Margaret Ziribagwa

THE number of people killed in human sacrifice is on the rise. According to a report obtained from the Police, the number of people killed in human sacrifice increased from three in 2007 to 25 in 2008 and 29 in 2009.

In addition, a total of 123 people were still missing by the end of 2009, the majority of them, or 90, were children.

Most of them are suspected to having become victims of human sacrifice.

To date, 125 suspects have been arrested and 54 were taken to court.

They were charged with criminal offences such as murder, abductions, kidnap, causing harm and attempting to sell children. However, nobody has been convicted so far.

Altogether 1,213 people went missing in the course of last year but the majority of them were traced.

Kampala district emerged as the most dangerous place, with 956 people gone missing for at least a few days during 2009. This was followed by Wakiso district with 98 missing people, Mityana with 19 and Kayunga with 16 missing people.

Masaka, Mukono and Jinja each had 14 cases. Of the 29 confirmed ritual murders last year, three were in Kampala while Jinja, Mukono and Mityana each had two.

Other districts that recorded ritual murders were Kabale, Kamuli, Soroti, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Pader, Kaliro, Kiboga, Gulu, Jinja, Masaka, Mbale, Oyam, Kitgum, Apac, Ibanda, Kabarole (Fort Portal) and Nakasongola.

The report indicates that most tribes traditionally sacrificed livestock for good luck.

However, only in recent years have Ugandans started sacrificing human beings. According to the Police, most of the bodies of sacrifice victims were found with missing body parts; the majority of them were children.

Human sacrifice cases 2007 – 2009

Busala village, Iganga District, August 12, 2007: Mackline Namukose, aged two and a half years, was murdered and her body found in a nearby maize garden with her private parts, tongue, liver and kidney missing.

Kakira, Jinja District, October 13, 2008: The body of Vincent Samanya, aged 10 years, was recovered from Kakira sugar cane plantation with some parts missing.

Kayugi village, Masaka district, October 28, 2008: Joseph Kasirye (12) disappeared from the home of his grandfather. Umaru Katerega and his wife were arrested after behaving suspiciously. On interrogation they confessed that they had been given sh360,000 as part payment by Kampala businessman Godfrey Kato-Kajubi to get him a head of a human being for rituals.

Koma village, Oyam District, December 15, 2008: The decomposing body of Christopher Okello, aged three, the son of Peter Odongo, was recovered at a bush near his parent’s home with the liver, heart and pancreases missing.

Mbale Municipal Council, April 25, 2008: Joseph Nasima, a 19-year-old student of Mbale SS, went missing and has never been seen again. He is suspected to have been sacrificed by one of his relatives.

Kisalosalo, Kawempe division, Kampala, December 28, 2008: Shafiq Mugombe, aged nine, was abducted by Mugambwa Paul on a motorcycle and taken to the shrine of Semisambwa in Bweyogerere, Mukono district. The boy was rejected by Semisambwa’s wife, Harriet Nanteza, because he was circumcised.

Bulenga, Wakiso district, January 8, 2009: Muhammed Kayanja, the 3-weeks-old son of Naume Kagwesigye, was kidnapped by some people, including Fandha, in a suspected ritual sacrifice case.

Kitenga sub-county, Mubende district, January 26, 2009: Florence Nyamwiza, a 23-years-old Rwandan woman, was arrested on information that she was looking for a buyer for her six-months-old baby, Kyasimire.

Nsambya, Kampala, January 27, 2009: Prudence Kisakye, aged six, was abducted by her house maid, Babra Nakigude.

Kawempe, Kampala, January 29, 2009: The head of an unidentified man was recovered from a rubbish pit near Avis Industries in Bwaise, a Kampala suburb.

Kayonza sub-county, Ntungamo district, February 5, 2009: The body of Bernard Byaruhanga, a 30-year-old casual worker, was recovered with no head and private parts. The head was found two weeks later from a garden near the scene.

Kawempe, Kampala, February 9, 2009: Human body parts, including two legs and a trunk, were recovered from a pit latrine and a bush. According to the Government chemist, the body parts belonged to the same person.

Makenke, Mubende town, February 12, 2009: At Kanalongo stream, a decomposing body of a boy estimated to be about 10 years old was recovered with the tip of the tongue and part of the lips cut off.

Namawombe village, Bugiri district, February 15, 2009: George Mukisa, the 3-year-old son of Wanyama, was found in a bush near a residence of a traditional doctor with his penis and testicles cut off.

Bubugo village, Bugiri district, February 21, 2009: Tefula Ali Bagaya, alias Nambiro, a native doctor, and Moses Bateganya, both from Busowa in Bugiri district, were arrested for trespassing at the grave of the late Egesa with intent to remove the head of the dead for ritual purposes.

Kaliro district, February 22, 2009: Seven native doctors were arrested in Kaliro district on information that they were in possession of human body parts. They included Franco Baliza (32), Charles Tigawalan (46), David Kisembe (32), Eriasafu Kiige (36), William Zironda (35), Ahmed Mubinge and Hanning Tusherio (35). Among the items recovered from their shrines were suspected human bones and blood.

Nsambya West, Kampala, February 23, 2009: A beheaded body of a few weeks old baby was recovered with the head separated from the trunk and the tongue cut out.

Kyeibara, Bushenyi district, February 27, 2009: The naked body of an unidentified man was found in the middle of the road, without the head.

Angagura, Pader district, March 10, 2009: A decomposing body of an unidentified girl said to be around 18 years was recovered in a rubbish pit. Postmortem results indicate that the breasts and the private parts were cut off. The local authorities temporarily buried the body.

Muhanga village, Kabale, January 24, 2009: The body of Muhammed Sipusuni Byabagambe was found with the head cut off.

Ntunda B Village, Kiboga, March 21, 2009: The body of Sylvia Kangime (12) was found in the bush about 150 meters away from her parents’ home with parts of the private parts cut off.

Kinoni, Masaka, August 26, 2009: The body of Benadette “jjaja Bena”, who was a common lunatic in Kinoni trading centre, was found in Njagalakasaaye swamp. Her head was cut off and all viscera removed from the abdomen. Pieces of tissue were cut from the liver, kidneys and intestines, and blood was tapped for suspected ritual purposes.

Kimaka camp, Jinja, May 13, 2009: The body of five-year-old Jerome Mukwaya, son of Andrew Mukwana, a resident of Kimaka camp in a sugar plantation, was discovered with the private parts cut off and the stomach split open.

Paromo village, Gulu, April 14, 2009: The body of one-year-old Moses Ogen was traced from Abera stream, Paromo village in Gulu district without the tongue, lips, part of the nose and eyes. The deceased had disappeared on 14/04/09 from home.

Kakira town council, Jinja, June 25, 2009: Mustafa Said, the LC1 chairman L.C.I, reported the disappearance of Edein Kiiza (25). His body was found in his house with the private parts missing and the tongue removed.

Njeru town council, Mukono district, July 16, 2009: Tapenensi Nambogwe, aged 57, a resident of Njeru town council in Mukono district, reported the disappearance of her grandson, Emmanuel Kironde (6), a pupil at Beneas Primary School. The body of the child was later found in a nearby cassava plantation with the head cut off.

Alidi “A” Village, Oyam district, July 4, 2009: A body of one-and-half-years-old Robina Atino, daughter of Geoffrey Ogwal, was recovered from the bush 200 metres a way from the parents’ home with her neck slit.

Apac, August 23, 2009: Solomon Otiti, aged three, the son of Denis Otiti and Christine Awor, went missing. The body was later recovered with the penis and testicles cut.

Bugembe town council, Jinja, August 26, 2009: The body of Swaliki Sajjabi (25), a cobbler and resident of Bugembe town council, was found in his house with the head cut off

Madi Opei trading centre, Kitgum, August 17, 2009: Rose Atim reported disappearance of her son Ayaa Kevin aged two years on 27/08/09 and later on the body was recovered with the private parts, eyebrows and eyelids cut.

Kyamusi village, Mityana district, September 21, 2009: A body of one Byaruhanga Godfrey from Rakai, a herdsman to one Lutaya Serwanga, was found beheaded in a farm at Kyamusi village, Bulela Sub-county, Mityana District with a head and hands cut off. The deceased went missing on 18/09/09 when he had gone to graze cows.

Kahoko Cell, Ibanda district, September 25, 2009: At around 1200 hours the body of a male juvenile aged about one and half years was discovered buried in a banana plantation belonging to his father, one Alinitwe Andrew, aged 21 years. The head was cut off. The deceased went missing a day earlier when the mother left him at home together with his father as she went to fetch water.

Gwatiiro village, Mpigi district, September 15, 2009: The body of one Nakanwagi Rita was recovered without the upper part of the body. It is suspected she was sacrificed to the spirits of a nearby stone quarry. Nakanwagi, aged six years, staying with relatives, had gone missing a week earlier.

Kitete Village, Mukono district, November 17, 2009: At around 3pm a decomposing body of an unidentified female juvenile of about three years was found along the roadside with the private parts cut off. Alongside the body was a dead calf whose eyes had been removed.

Kamusu trading centre, Kabarole district, November 29, 2009: A body of one Rwijja Patrick, aged 33, unemployed street man, was found with private parts and the tongue cut off.

Bwaise, Kampala, December 21, 2009: The body of a four months old baby girl, daughter of one Asiimwe and Ssenabulya Joseph Kityo, was recovered with the head cut off and buried under the bed and the remaining body part was buried in a garden.

Kibuye village, Nakasongola district, December 9, 2009: At 10am a decomposing body of Loruku Furub, son of Lometo Peter, a peasant, was found with the head cut off and lying besides the body, the tongue and the heart missing, suspected to have been used in ritual sacrifice.

Still, who are we to judge?

Diversity is our strength.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, January 31st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Human Sacrifices On The Rise In Uganda”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Why hell yes! How else are you going to whittle down the population unless you go all Mayan Blood God on them?

  2. joeblough says:

    1) I think this story reappears from time to time. I could swear I saw this headline or one just like it about 6 months ago.

    2) Can we now send the “It’s my religion” defense the way of the twinkie defense?

    We keep putting up this great show of respect for anything that is religious and reciting lame slogans about the need to respect all religions.

    FACT: Some religions are idiotic and evil, practice rituals and sacraments which are criminal and encourage criminality among their followers!

    There! It’s been said.

    Can we stop pretending now?

    • jobeth says:

      “We keep putting up this great show of respect for anything that is religious and reciting lame slogans about the need to respect all religions. ”

      Except Christianity…They are still targets…And Judaism…also targets. But pay no attention to that…Neither will be here long if the other world religions get their way.

      We only show respect for the pretend religions. You know the ones that, out of religious fervor, kill and maim. Never the ones based in the love of life, REAL peace, honor, selfless giving..etc, etc…

  3. U NO HOO says:

    Isn’t Uganda contemplating the death penalty for homosexuality?

  4. U NO HOO says:

    Maybe it is Mormons?

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