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One of the suspects arrested by the police. Courtesy Photo

Woman Arrested for Causing Daughter's Death After Extracting Her Uterus

Upon questioning, Annet Mwagale told the investigators that Nakalema had been paid by their sister Rwensisi Angella who now lives in Canada to send her fresh body parts of a young baby for ritual purposes.
posted onOctober 30, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

KAMPALA. Kira Road Police has arrested a 32-year-old caretaker Harriet Nakalema for allegedly murdering her one and half year-old daughter by removing her private parts, uterus and intestines.

It is alleged that the young victim identified as Vivian Nalunga was killed on Monday 29th October 2018 morning by her biological mother with the help of a housemate Annet Mwagale (42).

After committing the heinous act, Nakalema together with Mwagale rushed the deceased to Mulago Causality Hospital where the doctors confirmed the baby had died due heavy bleeding.

According to police, the suspects would have made away with the crime had it not been for the postmortem report that raised concern regarding the cause of death.

According to the postmortem report, the baby's body was found with missing private parts, uterus and intestines to which a case was opened up at Mulago Causality Police Post vide SD: REF. 06/29/10/2018.

The hospital management then involved the area police in which the crime was committed leading to the arrest of Harriet Nakalema.

Upon searching at her home of residence, police detectives recovered intestines suspected to be belonging to the deceased fitted into the kitchen sink, a bucket and clothes soaked with blood.

However, it was noted that the private parts and uterus were missing.

When questioned about what had happened to the little girl, the sobbing Nakalema told police that it was the devil that had cut her daughter into pieces.

However, the suspect apologized to her neighbors and the detectives revealing that she was being assisted by a one Annet Mwagale who is on the run.

Through the intensified search of her accomplices, Kira Road Police was able to track down and arrest Annet Mwagale and her mother Annet Mulindwa (68) who had gone back to erase any possible evidence at the scene of crime.

Upon questioning, Annet Mwagale told the investigators that Nakalema had been paid by their sister Rwensisi Angella who now lives in Canada to send her fresh body parts of a young baby for ritual purposes.

The three female suspects are currently detained at Kira Road Police Station on charges of murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.

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