The authorities have escalated their search for the perpetrators responsible for the tragic killing of a 10-year-old girl in Bukemba Village, Mpigi District’s Kayabwe Town Council.
The assailants, in what appears to be a ritualistic act, fatally stabbed the victim in the neck, mutilated her private parts and tongue, and then fled the scene with the remains.
The victim, Grace Nampijja Gift, was a pupil at Ben Francis Primary School. The regional police spokesperson, Majid Karim, assured the family that every effort is being made to apprehend the culprits, emphasizing the commitment of the detectives on the ground.
Despite the ongoing investigation, no arrests have been made as of Friday afternoon. The mother of the deceased, Annet Namazzi, recounted the events leading up to her daughter’s disappearance, highlighting her activities before her tragic fate.
Concerns have been raised by community members regarding the presence of new settlers with suspected shrines, prompting calls for a thorough examination of such locations. In response to the incident, local leaders condemned the heinous act and stressed the importance of increased parental vigilance, particularly during evening hours, to prevent similar tragedies.