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Women murders: Police deploys aircraft in Entebbe

The aircraft beaming from the sky

Residents of Katabi town council along Kampala-Entebbe highway were last evening treated to a rare spectacle of an aircraft hovering in the skies beaming bright search light on the ground.

Flying low, the aircraft flew for about an hour from one corner of the town council to another with the biggest focus on Abayita Ababiri township. Many were awed and seen looking up at the aircraft as it roared from one part of the town council to another.

The use of the aircraft comes at a time of heightened insecurity in the area as a result of mysterious killings in the area. For weeks now, young women in the area have been disappearing, only for their bodies to be discovered in bushes.

The body of the latest victim, one Jalia Nalule, was found on Tuesday in a bush in Nkumba bringing the number of victims to 11 in the past one month. Most of the women have been raped before being strangled and sticks inserted in their private parts.

Residents are scared since no concrete arrests have been made despite police investigations and the fact that police and security chiefs, Kale Kayihura and Henry Tumukunde, respectively, are camping in the area.

The aircraft with strong light beams is a new development in the fight against the unidentified murderers. A number of residents wondered how the use of a noisy aircraft is the best way of fighting crime in the area.

However, police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye, denied any knowledge of the use of any aircraft in combating crime in Katabi. Kasingye says the police are using what he terms as "intelligence-led investigations" to deal with the murders and other crimes in the area.

Asked if the police are being boosted by the military, Kasingye says they have not asked the army for support, adding that he isn't aware of any military involvement. According to Kasingye, in addition to the use of intelligence, the police have foot and motorized patrols.

Of late soldiers have been seen on patrol especially along the highway and Kasenyi road. Army spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire neither picked calls nor replied to SMS inquiries on army involvement in combating crimes in Katabi.

Comments

+2 #1 gwok 2017-08-30 17:09
If this killer first rapes it victims, then it means (a) that it is a man to look for, and (b), he is leaving his DNA in his victims.

So, one obvious conclusion should be that he is a one person acting alone, if the DNA from his semen is a match in each case.

[The police should have assure the public about this of this]. The best approach to catch him would seam to be to set a trap for him to fall into.

Just lure him to attack an armed police woman who is pretending to be the type of women that he would typically choose to attack, wouldn't it?.

Those overhead searches with air-craft can be seen as mere wasteful efforts based on "bad judgement" in the first place.
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0 #2 Uneducated 2017-08-30 23:58
If the suspects are in custody then why the show of force?

The truth is that Kampala and all major towns need to get back onto the drawing board.

Major towns to include kampala cannot keep up with the influx of people that have come in from the villages in search of greener pastures.

These street hawkers and the billions of boda bodas need to go back to the village because it is them bringing crime into the towns.

There is no money enough to spread around in town. The village has better options if they didn't sell their land...
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0 #3 Simple 2017-08-31 04:37
Just bait that idiot with a seemingly hapless woman, and like a moth drawn to a fire, we will get him.

Or pursue Gwok's line
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0 #4 mutebi 2017-08-31 05:25
Quoting gwok:
If this killer first rapes it victims, then it means (a) that it is a man to look for, and (b), he is leaving his DNA in his victims.

So, one obvious conclusion should be that he is a one person acting alone, if the DNA from his semen is a match in each case.

[The police should have assure the public about this of this]. The best approach to catch him would seam to be to set a trap for him to fall into.

Just lure him to attack an armed police woman who is pretending to be the type of women that he would typically choose to attack, wouldn't it?.

Those overhead searches with air-craft can be seen as mere wasteful efforts based on "bad judgement" in the first place.


You are right on spot. This requires detective work and not a helicopter shining a spot light.

The only time police should use helicopters with spotlights is when a crime has been committed and a criminal is on the run.
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+1 #5 Odessa Sekitte 2017-08-31 05:56
Uganda: pearl of unresolved murders, from military officers, judicial personnel, members of Parliament, business tycoons, & now ordinary folks.

Surprisingly some of the murders are happening in entebbe, an area one would think is the most secure since it's where presidential state house & the international airport are located.

The IGP is like a clueless general running around, pitching camps everywhere but nowhere as people continue to die.

It's so clear police invested heavily in riot suppression equipment & tactics but failed to invest in well trained detectives to track down the murders, forensic labs to analyze crime scene samples etc.

In uganda everything works weirdly backwards it seems, cows eat meat, dogs eat grass, goats bark like dogs, sheep meow like cats, hens grunt like pigs. In uganda nothing works right, everything is a mirage.
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0 #6 miki 2017-08-31 07:26
The comedy of errors by this outfit called the Ugandan police does not seem to end.

Why not employ science to determine whether there is a DNA trail, as there is certain to be since many of these murders also involve some kind of rape of the victims. and also determine if these crimes are being perpetrated by the same individual or the same groups of people..

Sky patrols for a few hours are not, and cannot be the key to solving these serial murders.

This is a misapplication of police resources, It is old time police detective work and modern science that will solve these crimes.

Police should also institute the offering of significant monetary rewards to people who volunteer information that leads to the arrest, trial and conviction of culprits. These methods have been proved to work else where.
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0 #7 Lakwena 2017-08-31 08:13
In other words, charlatan, Gen Kayihura is now acting sophisticated.

This is part of the waste and recklessness the NRM administration is subjecting Ugandan.

This is not a movie. Instead of deploying secret service on the ground, Kayihura is scattering hundreds millions of our sweat and blood in the sky, to impress villagers.

This kind of serial killing could even be the African syndicated political superstitious ritual murder: More bloodshed, more power and political control.

Eish!
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0 #8 WADADA rogers 2017-08-31 08:55
If the police is still investigating the murders in this area, it means they have indirectly admitted that they took the wrong people to Court.

Lets wait for the parallel investigation by Tumukunde, it is going to expose Kayihura as having caused the arrest of those boys to cover up incompetence in the police. So sad
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0 #9 Gwok 2017-08-31 11:47
Quoting Uneducated:
If the suspects are in custody then why the show of force?

The truth is that Kampala and all major towns need to get back onto the drawing board.

These street hawkers and the billions of boda bodas need to go back to the village because it is them bringing crime into the towns.
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Dear Sir,

(a) I say YES to the overwheming infux of youths into our cities but I say NO to your reason for it.

(b) I say YES to you conclusion that major towns need to replan for this growth but that requires good governance, which we do not have now.

(c) I totally disagree with your suggestion that some Ugandans should should be forbidden from living in any part of this country but if you must have your way, please apply that first like Dada did for us in the 1970s.
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