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Six-year-old child killed in suspected ritual practices – Mukono

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Six-year-old child killed in suspected ritual practices – Mukono

Police in Mukono district has recovered the body of a six-year-old child who went missing on her way to school on January 12. The child identified as Praise Lugoloobi Nakavubu had just been enrolled at Katente Church of Uganda primary school when she disappeared on her third day after starting school.  

Her body was recovered from a thick bush near the garden of some residents in Nakisunga sub-county on Sunday, with a big cut on the neck and head still dressed in her school uniform. 

Joseph Zziwa, the Head of Crime Investigations at Mukono Police Division says the girl’s body was wrapped in a black polythene bag raising suspicion that she could have been killed in a ritual murder since her tongue and private parts were missing.

He, however, says that investigations into the matter are still ongoing. He has cautioned parents against sending their children to and from school unaccompanied.  

The child’s mother Nawume Namata says that she opened a case of a missing child at Nakisunga police station and made adverts via different media platforms after tracing her daughter in vain.   

The body was conveyed to Mulago National Referral Hospital pending a detailed post-mortem.

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