Man kills slay Queen over New Year disco

Fear gripped residents of Busaamu village in Malongo sub-county, Mayuge district after a 14-year-old girl was beaten to death by her father for allegedly spending a night in a nightclub.

Mayuge district officer in charge of criminal investigations, Hassan Cherenget, identified the deceased as Winnie Nabwire, a Primary Four pupil at Golden Junior School in Nakigo village. The father, Ahmed Wesonga, is a crime preventer and a resident of Busaamu village. According to Junique Namuganza, the deceased’s mother, the girl was beaten to death for attending an overnight disco during New Year celebrations.

“She went to dance and did not come back,” Namuganza said, adding that her daughter returned home in the morning, which angered her father.

 “My husband started beating the girl. His friend identified as Wilson Walimbwa and my other two sons also joined in,” Namuganza said. She added that they used sticks to hit her all over the body.  Namuganza said when the beating persisted, she ran and reported to the area chairperson.

Unfortunately, she (Namuganza) and chairperson came back when it was too late. She was already dead The chairperson, Moses Kigenyi, said after beating the girl to death, the suspects laid her body under a mango tree in the compound.

“They placed her body on a mattress and covered it with bedsheets,” Kigenyi said.

He added that the suspects later went into hiding. Cherenget said one suspects has been arrested, while others are still on the run.

“We have so far arrested Walimbwa, who also was involved in the brutal killing,” Cherenget said.

He added that the Police was still searching for the girl’s father, who is the prime suspect and the two other suspects. Cherenget, however, warned residents against taking the law into their hands.

“I urge parents to talk to their children first once they (children) have made mistakes. Do not hurry to beat them, especially when you are still angry,” he said.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.