Two Arrested for Suspected Murder in Mityana


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Wamala region police have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Jesca Nakamatte, a 19-year-old female.

Kawala Rachael, the Public Relations Officer, Wamala region, identified the suspects as Joseph Muwonge, commonly known as Muwonge, a 25-year-old, and Simon Lwanga, a 56-year-old witch doctor.

According to Kawala, the murder of Nakamatte happened in Ssekanyonyi town council, Mityana district, on November 7, 2023.

“Our task team on November 15, 2023, arrested Muwonge Joseph, husband to the deceased, in a shrine belonging to Salongo Lwanga Simon located at Ssekanyonyi town council, Mityana district, after a tip-off by the residents,” Kawala said.

Kawala said that the police were informed about the deceased body, which was found in a highly decomposed state within rental buildings owned by Nnaku Rose of the Mityana district’s Ssekanyonyi Town Council.

“The condition of the body strongly suggested that the murder occurred roughly two weeks prior and that the body had been left within the house,” Kawala said.

She added that preliminary findings indicated a potential connection between the victim’s tragic murder and domestic violence, with suspicion falling on her husband, Muwonge Joseph Kisenyi.

Kawala stated that certain body parts, including the nose and tongue, were found missing.

The two suspects are currently held at Mityana Central Police Station, while their file will be submitted to the office of the DPP for further guidance and possible sanctioning.

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