Residents of Nkumba Central in the Wakiso District of Uganda were thrown into shock on Monday after they discovered the lifeless body of a lady in a banana plantation.
The body of Rose Nakimuli, 27, a hairdresser and resident of Kitaala was found naked with a stick inserted in her genitals. It’s also understood that she must have been raped before she was killed.
According to Monitor UG, this comes barely three days after a 17- year-old girl, Norah Wayana was discovered killed in the same manner and body dumped in a banana plantation near her parent’s home in the same area.
Nakimuli has become the fifth woman to lose her life in the seemingly increasing serial murders in the area.
Mr. Anatori Ndyabajeera, the deceased’s husband said he last saw his wife on Sunday evening.
“I was with my wife on Sunday at 5pm, after which I left for my home in Kawafu zone. Later, I called her phone at 7pm to check on her and we chatted for some good minutes,” he said. ”However, this morning I tried to call her but she wasn’t answering her phone and I was saddened to hear that she had been found dead. ”
Speaking to Journalist at the scene, Entebbe District Police Commander Godfrey Ninsiima said so far, nine people have been arrested in connection with the murders.
“We already have suspects in custody. Some are already in Kigo Prison. It’s an organized group with ill intentions targeting women,” he said.
He said a 10pm curfew has been imposed in Entebbe Town and the neighboring Katabi Town Council as a measure to curb the ongoing murders.
Kampala Metropolitan South Regional Police Commander ACP Siraje Bakaleke also called on women to avoid moving alone at night and warned that bars that would be found operating beyond 10pm would be closed.
“We are not going to sleep. We have started making operations in Entebbe and have introduced bylaws to curb the increasing murders,” he said.