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DNA results pin down two in Entebbe women murders - Police

The Uganda Police Force says they have finally made a breakthrough in identifying the people behind the recent serial murders of young women in Entebbe and Nansana areas.
 
Police detectives have been hunting for the killers of more than 19 women in Entebbe, Katabi and Nansana in Wakiso district between June and September.
 
The killings which were done in almost similar fashion included; attacking young women in the middle of the night, sexually assaulting them, strangling them to death before inserting sticks in their private parts.
 
Police, now says, they have finally come to a conclusion of who exactly was behind the killings after forensic evidence pinned two of the 13 suspects arrested two months ago.

Residents of Katabi at the scene where one of the body of the murdered women was found

Police was last week given results of the analysis taken by the government analytical laboratory to compare semen samples picked from the victims to the DNA of two of the suspects.
 
According to a document which URN has seen, eight of the samples picked from different crime scenes in Nansasa municipality matched the DNA of Ibrahim Kaweesa a boda boda cyclist, while five of the samples picked in Katabi town council matched the DNA of William Ssenoga.
 
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura also confirmed the 'breakthrough' and thanked the team of detectives and other security agencies that have been investigating the killings.
 
"We now have both the confessions and the scientific evidence to back our findings. Unfortunately our criminal justice system says even these guys are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law so we are waiting for our final victory in court, " Kayihura said.
 
While the samples were collected two months ago from the scenes of crime and from the victims and stored in Wandegeya, nothing had been done to analyse them until last week. The government analytical laboratory did not have reagents to use in analysis of the samples.

Kayihura says police had to find some reagents for the analysts to use and bring the investigation to a conclusion.
 
"DGAL [Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory] doesn't have a budget for some reagents and that sometimes interferes with the smooth running of our investigations," Kayihura says.
 
Most of the arrested suspects, including Ssenoga and Kaweesi, were picked after witnesses testified to police that they had been seen with the victims on the nights they disappeared and were found killed.
 
Kaweesa was also implicated by a group of boda boda cyclists who claimed to have seen him taking one of the victims into the bush where her body was found three days later.

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0 #1 magotfuli 2017-12-04 13:24
I have always lamented about the increasing number of boda bodas.

I know museveni and the majority of politicians want to appease them but they have become too many and unmanageable.

They no longer depend on money earned from their transport trade, but rather criminality. Get rid of them.

They have saturated all towns and cause nothing but havoc. Bodas and taxis will not help us usher in modernity. Some of us now avoid kampala all together. 7qyxv
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0 #2 Betty Nalubega 2017-12-04 13:35
Good to see the Police getting some results.

The problem is that Mr. Kayihura`s method of policing has left the Police with a terrible image - so terrible that not many will believe that the DNA story is credible.

There is this allegation that some suspects are paid lots of money to "confess".

Because the public does not trust our Police anymore , some people might question the connection between semen samples picked from the victims to the DNA of two of the suspects and the murders.
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0 #3 Wooden K. 2017-12-04 17:31
Hello Police !

22 women were murdered. You have "pinned" 2 out the 13 suspects . Are you telling us that the other 11 raped but did not leave any DNA ?

3 moons ago , Afende Kayihura told us that the victims of Nansana were prosititutes. What if Ibrahim Kaweesa says he paid the women for sex , but did not murder them ?

We have to ask these questions you see.

Before the last spade of dust was thrown into Afende Kaweesi`s grave , Boss Kayihura announced that you , the Police . have arrested the killers.

Kayihura said that 3 were arrested there and then at the funeral and one was arrested as he tried to cross into Congo.

We now know that this announcement was a pure lie.

Why should we now believe you on this one ?
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0 #4 ogwal 2017-12-04 20:16
boda boda esp boda boda 2010 has according public accusations an attachment to kayihura, how do we know this is not put of his scheme to prove some credible work is being done where nothing has been realy attained, in the kawesi murder suspect case witnesses were to.arrested and we were made to believe dat there information was credible only for cmi to prove us wrong,

lets hope we dont see other innocent people ending up being tourchered to just prove apoint apoint of work to disgratled families, relatives, friends and concerned citizens about the wave of crime
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