The killing of girls and women in Uganda seems to continue unchecked. The latest is the murder of an unidentified girl last night near Makerere University Livingstone Hall in Makubira Zone-Wandegeya.
The naked body of the girl aged between 22-25 was discovered this morning by passersby who were going to work.
The area LC1 Moses Ssekatebe, upon being informed of the murder contacted the police who immediately rushed to the scene and took the body to Mulago Hospital for a postmortem. Investigations into the murder continue.
The observations showed the late was first raped before being killed. A polyene bag thought to belong to her was found nearby containing chips and juice.
The head of security at the university, Enoch Abeine could not ascertain whether the deceased was a student at the university as there was no any identification document found at the scene of crime. The university’s guild and administrators are carrying out an exercise to establish if the late was a student of the institution.
Luke Oweyesigyire, The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson has confirmed the crime, saying that so far two arrests. Those arrested are Umar Shaban and Anthony Wagawuli. They two suspects were found sleeping a short distance away from the crime scene. They are to help the police with its investigations. Oweyesigire has urged people whose female relative of that age to crosscheck with the city mortuary at Mulago Hospital.
Ssekatebe said he has on many occasions requested the authorities to boost security in the area but all in vain, adding that lack of security has led to an increase in crime. He at the same time blamed the crime in the areas on the youth who take drugs.