According to Akello, the cases of witchcraft are common in Kagadi town council, Rugashali, Pacwa, Nyabutanzi, Mpeefu, Muhorro, Kinyarugonjo, Mabaale, Kyaterekera, Kiryanga and Muhorro Sub counties among others.
police are puzzled at the rampant cases of witchcraft cases registered in the
district. Statistics at Kagadi police show that 1678 cases of witchcraft were
recorded in the district last year.
of witchcraft is to cause harm, pain and kill the victims. Joan Akello, the
Kagadi District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that they are
alarmed by the increasing cases of witchcraft.
According to Akello, the cases of witchcraft are common in Kagadi town council,
Rugashali, Pacwa, Nyabutanzi, Mpeefu, Muhorro, Kinyarugonjo, Mabaale,
Kyaterekera, Kiryanga and Muhorro Sub counties among others.
that although they registered the cases, no suspect was taken to court since
there was no evidence to implicating the accused persons.
She attributed the cases to ethnic conflicts,
land wrangles, domestic violence and competition for leadership and resources.
Akello says those
behind the witchcraft practice their trade especially at home, in the
compounds, and gardens of those they intend to harm or kill.
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Akello says police has embarked on massive community policing to address the
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Night Akugizibwe, a resident of Kyaterekera Sub County wants the government to come
out with tough punishments for those who engage in witchcraft.