Luweero businesswoman hacked to death

Luweero businesswoman hacked to death
The victim's lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood in a night dress

Luweero Police are investigating the gruesome murder of Esther Naiga Kapere, the proprietor of Namawojja Gardens and resident of Kasenene village in Bamunanika Sub County. Her lifeless body was found lying in house on Tuesday evening.

John Lubega, a casual laborer, says Naiga deployed them to work on her farm in the morning but they were shocked to find her dead when they returned for their pay in the evening. He says the assailants slit Naiga’s throat and inflicted injuries on her fingers, head and other parts of the body.

Pascal Imarachi, the Zirobwe Sub county LC III Chairperson, who was among the first people to arrive at the scene, says they found Naiga’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood in a night dress, which raises questions on why she could have changed to the dress at day time and her relationship with the assailant.

He says they also found blood drops in the washrooms, an indication that the killer cleaned himself inside the house after completing the mission. Imarachi asks Police to stop wasting resources deploying in Kampala to fight those opposed to lifting the president age limit and focus on those violating women’s right to life.

Juma Kabuye, the LC 1 Chairman Kasenene village has asked police to do whatever possible to find the assailants. Raymond Jjagwe, the Officer in Charge of Luweero Criminal Investigations Department, says they have arrested four casual laborers who have been working for the deceased to help their investigations.

A team of Police officers led by Edward Kyaligonza, the Savannah Regional Police Commander retrieved the deceased’s body from the crime scene on Tuesday night and drove it to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.

Naiga is the sixth woman to be killed in Luweero since July this year. The last victim was Justine Nantege whose throat was slit by her husband, Mande Ddumba on Monday.

The other victims include 70-year-old Betty Nantale a resident of Kabakedi village in Luweero Sub County, 20-year-old Shadia Namutebi, a resident of Kasoma zone in Luweero town council, Elverson Namutebi and Alice Nakku, both residents of Kikyusa Sub County.

Two of the victims were first raped before they were killed. Police blames the killings on domestic violence and land disputes.