Statement on Sheema child murder

The Territorial Police at Greater Bushenyi and Sheema district are actively investigating the gruesome murder of a female juvenile identified as Christabella Kemigisha aged two and a half years who was killed and her body dumped in front of their neighbours’ home.

The deceased was residing with her mother one Nuwarimpa Stella, a resident of Mutanoga cell, Kigarama parish, Kigarama sub-county in Sheema district.

On 18/7/2022 at about 1600hrs, the deceased disappeared from the home of her grandfather, John Kakuru, where she was at the time of disappearence. Today at around 0620hrs, the deceased body was found dumped at the home of their neighbour identified only as Constance.

A team of police officers of homicide detectives including SOCO and canine visited the scene. With the help of the Police sniffer dog, exhibits including a hoe, a log and clothes of the deceased were recovered in the house of Byamukama Justus, stained with blood.

Byamukama has been arrested, while the body of the deceased has been conveyed to Kabwohe health center IV for postmortem examination.

We strongly condemn such brutal and cold-blooded acts of murder. There is no justification whatsoever for such killing. So far, 4 accomplices have been arrested and detained in custody.

Source: Uganda Police Force

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