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Witch Doctor arrested for defiling 5 young girls


Witch Doctor arrested for defiling 5 young girls

The Police in Katonga Region and Mpigi CPS, have in custody a witch doctor identified as Swaibu Murundi, a 43 year old resident of Butamba village, Kayabwe Town Council, in Mpigi district for the Aggravated Defilement of 5 girl victims aged 16,15,15,14, and 12; since 2020 up to date.

According to SCP Enanga Fred the Police Spokesperson, the victims are all school going pupils and students. Additional charges of incest against his biological daughters aged 16,15, 14 and 12 are being preferred. The 5th victim, is a daughter to his close friend, whom he victimized, while paying school fees, for her.

The victims had all along kept quite after their father/guardian, threatened to bewitch and kill them using witchcraft. The suspect lived in a well-fenced premise, on 2 aches, that was restricted to the public. The home has 3 gates and his clients, used one gate that led to the traditional shrines.

Enanga says that the suspect’s cottage where he slept, was isolated. “It was a traditional practice for him to have carnal knowledge, with is daughters once they clocked 12 years. The sexual act would thereafter, become routine. Every evening, the victims would gather at a fire place for rituals, eat food and then proceed to their father or guardian’s cottage, for the sexual act. The suspect separated with the biological mothers of his 4 daughters.

The police spokesperson condemned acts of defilement of girl victims by their fathers and guardians, noting that it is an abomination and act of betrayal by parents and guardians, who are role models and supposed to protect their children and promote their well-being.

“We would like to thank the D/RDC, DPC, DISO, CID, CFPU and the Probation Office for their hard work during the operation against Child Sexual Violence and exploitation. The arrest should serve as a warning to those who harm children and use them as sex objects,” said Enanga.

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