Police Arrests 3 Bare-breasted Women in Kikoni

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Police in Wandegeya are holding three women in connection with involvement in witchcraft. The 3 were allegedly caught smoking cultural pipes inviting spirits to attract men. They've been identified as, Harriet Nakaima, Nankya Susan and Nakintu Molly, all in their mid thirty's from Kikoni zone Makerere West, in Kampala. They were found bare breasts at 1:00 PM in Kikoni. Local authorities had previously complained that the trio are regular visitors at a shrine in Kasangati on Gayaza Road. They had previously been seen totally naked at a shrine. The Local Council Chairman of Kasangati, where the shrine is located is Musoke Mulyanga. He says the shrine is renowned for helping women attract married men. At Wandegeya Police, the ladies seemed unbothered by the police questions. They say that they consult the spirits at 1:00 PM in the heat of the day when the spirits are most active. One of the shrine operators in Kasangati swamp Mr. Kiiza says smoking pipes is one of fastest growing businesses in the area. Wandegeya police station is more concerned about crimes related to witchcraft practices. Police say there is a link between acts like smoking pipes and domestic violence, defilement and other forms of assault.