Police in Entebbe on Wednesday found a human skull in a shrine located in Katabi town council proving right Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo’s witchcraft theory.
While presenting a report on murders of women in Wakiso district last week, Jeje said the 21 women killed in Nansana and Katabi in Entebbe were ritual murders.
He said that ritual murders were characterised by perpetuators cutting up victims’ bodies to collect internal organs.
But MPs dismissed the theory wondering whether government remained in charge of security in the country.
MPs said that torture, rape and brutality that are characteristic of the current women murders were not typical of ritual murders.
“In ritual murders, perpetuators do not rape women or insert sticks in their private parts. They want young children and girls, who have no body piercings,” said Hon. Margaret Komuhangi (NRM, Nakasongola district).
On Wednesday, police raided one of the shrines in Katabi and recovered a human skull and female knickers—proving the women could have been killed and sacrificed.
Minister Jeje had said that between May and September this year, a total of 21 women have been killed, with some of them showing signs of manual strangulation.
Other killings have been registered in Bwaise and Bulaga town.
He said that 44 suspects linked to the murders have been arrested, while half of them have been charged in court.
The Minister said that a suspect had said that the killings in Nansana Municipality were carried out by a criminal gang for ritual purposes.
In the statement, the Minister also said that Police supported by other security agencies and local communities have intensified vigilance; and have rescued 23 women who were targets of rape and murder in Katabi and Nansana.
“Communities have come out to protect their neighbourhoods backed up by Police foot and motorized patrols,” he said.