Uganda: 4 Siblings arrested for murder of their brother

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Pierrine Umukunde
Pierrine Umukunde
Umukunde Pierrine is an entertainment journalist and voive over artist.

The territorial police of Kampala North and Wakiso district in Uganda, has in custody 4 suspects, Kawuki Isaac, Namubiru Margret, Bisaso Tonny aged 16 and Tamale Fred, aged 17, all siblings for the murder of their brother Namwanja Aloysius alias Kawunyemu aged 27, accusing him to fail to appease their family dark spirits.

The gruesome incident took place in Kavule ward in Nansana Municipality on the 26th.08.2023

According to a public statement released by Uganda Police Force issued by SCP Enanga Fred the police spokesperson on 28th August 2023, the victim was accused by the mentioned suspects “for refusal to appease the family dark spirits; which evil spirit were haunting them, as a family and also affecting their family fortunes. They assaulted him using sticks, killing him instantly and thereafter, set fire to his body. So far 4 suspects who include; Namubiru Margret, Ndagire, Bisaso Tonny and Tamale Fred, are in custody.”

Uganda: 4 Siblings arrested for murder of their brother
The statement adds that Efforts are in place to trace and arrest Kawuki Isaac, who is on the run.

It’s reported that all the suspects are charged with murder and conspiracy to murder.

“The 4 siblings are charged with murder and conspiracy to murder. Its painful that the murder was motivated by a fend over appeasing evil spirits, which led to the victim falling out with his siblings.” The police statement stated.

The police reminded the public to to avoid such acts of brutality and instead to always engage the LCs, police or respected elders within the community to adress their differences.

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