Two People Killed In Rakai Despite Heavy Police Deployment

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Two more people have been killed in Rakai district despite the fact that there is a heavy deployment of security in the area.

Two more people have been killed in Rakai district despite the fact that there is a heavy deployment of security in the area.
The latest victims of killings were killed in separate incidents on Wednesday night. Police identifies the victims as Kaweesi Ssebutiinde, a resident of Matengeto village in Kakuuto Sub County and Jane Nakalanzi, a businesswoman of Kigenya village in Kasaali Sub County.
The two were killed in separate incidents by unknown assailants. Matia Muhigirwa, the Defense Secretary Matengeto village says Ssebutinde’s body was found dumped in a well. He explains that the victim was last seen on Wednesday at his home.
Muhugirwa says Ssebutiinde had deep cuts to his head and neck.,
Police say apart from Ssebutinde, Jane Nakalanzi, a trader operating in Kigenya trading center was also found dumped in a swamp. Mary Nakanwaji, her neighbour says she went missing on Tuesday only to be found dead. Her body was also found with bruises and cut on the head indicating she was killed.
Betty Ekwalu, the officer in Charge of Kakuuto police post, says the both bodies have been taken to Kalisizo hospital for post-mortem. He says police have not yet arrested any suspects in connection with the killings but investigations have commenced.
The killing of these two people comes at a time when Rakai district is still reeling from a series of brutal killings. The spate of killings saw at least 20 people die in mysterious circumstances in the district.  Last month, Kale Kayihura, the Ugandan Police Boss deployed dozens of special policemen to help investigate the mystery killings.
The policemen were deployed in Kyebe Sub County, Kakuuto Sub County, Kasaali and Kabula Sub County amid escalating killings which also claimed the lives of Pastor Steven Mugambe together with his eight family members.
Noah Sserunjoji, the Southern Region Police Spokesperson tells Uganda Radio Network that the investigations into the mystery killings are still going on. He however says he cannot disclose how far they have gone.


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.