After five murders of women in two months in Nansana town council in Wakiso district, police have arrested nine suspects.
The killers stripped and raped their victims before dumping their naked bodies in Kibulooka and Masitoowa zones in Kibumbi and Nansana West B wards.
Postmortem reports showed the girls were sexually assaulted before they were strangled to death.
Police recently launched a manhunt for the killers. A team of investigators led by the Flying Squad commander, Herbert Muhangi, carried out operations between Thursday and Saturday last week leading to the arrest of nine suspects.
Three of the suspects in police custody had earlier been arrested in connection with the murders but were released on police bond.
Records at Nansana police station show that the trio was picked up immediately after the first victim was identified. Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye said police are still investigating the link between the suspects and their victims.
Preliminary investigations found that the five women were seen in different bars in Nansana and Wakiso town council before their lifeless bodies were discovered.
Intelligence information reveals that the serial murders are committed by persons who pursue young ladies in different bars in Wakiso, buy them drinks before taking them to isolated places where they are murdered.
In the last four months, a total of eight young women in Nansana have been killed after being raped. The victims include students, business women and stay-at-home mothers who leave home and never return.
Last Thursday a similar incident occurred in Entebbe where a 14-year-old girl was raped and killed. Police have since arrested the boda boda rider who picked the victim from her school.