Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says the total number of women who have been killed in Entebbe and Nansana municipalities Wakiso district is 19.
He said a lot of intervention has been put in place and security agencies are moving in the right direction.
“We have apprehended some people. Asan Kasingye yesterday spoke to media and said files of 13 suspects were ready,” Kayima said Wednesday while appearing on NBS “Morning Breeze” programme.
He said as spokespersons, they don’t practically go to the scenes but get information from the field.
“Officers on ground suspected that the woman was mentally disturbed and that is the information which was fed to Kasingye. However, the pathologist’s report revealed that the woman was murdered and Kasingye issued another statement.”
Host: Are these murders preventable?
Host: What have you done?
Kayima: We still have a challenge to detect the root cause. The readiness that we have is 100% to continue digging deeper until we get to the root cause.
Kayima said IGP Kale Kayihura and Security minister Henry Tumukunde were in Entebbe looking at the murder issue. “They are joining hands to find a solution”
Host: Have these murders awakened the police?
Kayima: We have always been awake and for a long time, we have delivered on our mandate.
Kayima acknowledged the challenges and the right work from all the players.” All we are saying is can we join hands.”
Asked whether UPDF should intervene, Kayima noted that the constitution gives them that window of opportunity.
The Inter Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has called for through investigations into the alleged serial murders in Entebbe.
The assailants target women between 20 and 35 years of age. They rape the women and murder them before inserting sticks in their private parts.
The latest murder victim is Jalia Nalule, whose body was recovered on Monday in Katabi following her disappearance from her home in Abayita Ababiri.
On Sunday, police also recovered the decomposing body of another woman along the roadside in Katabi.
Similar murders have also been reported in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso District.