Shock has gripped residents of Sembabule after the body of a missing child was found dumped in a bush. The incident occurred at Kiwula village in Sembabule town council, in Sembabule District.
The deceased has been identified as John Juko 13, a son to Martin Sserwadda. According to Sserwadda, the boy went missing after he had sent him to the trading center.
Sserwadda says he had instructed his son to pick food, and peels and later take the bicycle to the mechanic in the morning. But the boy did not return.
Sserwadda says that he checked most of the points where he had sent the minor but could not find him which made him suspicious. He then reported the matter to the village chairperson before heading to police.
Sserwadda says he is determined to get justice for his son this time because when he lost his 11-year-old daughter earlier, he was not helped.
Justine Katarikawa, another resident says that they were shocked to receive information that their neighbour’s son had gone missing and they started hunting for him.
She says that they were prompted to start searching the nearby area and were shocked to find the body of the minor dumped in a bush.
She wondered if the family is being targeted by people because it has suffered a similar incident in the past when the deceased’s sister was also killed in a similar manner.
Katarikawa says that they are living in fear that the murderers could also target their children after the attacks.
The southern regional police spokesperson Muhamad Nsubuga says that police investigations into the matter have started.