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Jinja Ritual Murder: Pastor Remanded to Bugembe Prisons

The accused had been presented to court for the first mentioning of the charges levelled against them, following their arrest and detention at Kakira central police station since November.
Isreal Buyinza (in green jacket) and Joseph Sserubiri being locked up at the Jinja court cells while awaiting mention of the charges against them.


The Jinja grade one court magistrate, Agnes Musiime, on Monday evening remanded Joseph Sserubiri, his wife, Felista Namaganda and Isreal Buyinza, over causing the death of four year old Zabella Trinity Nakisuyi, in September, 2021.

The accused had been presented to court for the first mentioning of the charges levelled against them, following their arrest and detention at Kakira central police station since November.

The accused were remanded to Bugembe prisons until 11th, January, 2022.

They face three counts of aggravated trafficking in persons, murder and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Sserubiri, the lead pastor of Deliverance and Healing Center church Kakira, informed police authorities that he connived with Namaganda to kill Nakisuyi, with the aim of acquiring spiritual powers, which would in turn attract a huge congregation of followers to his church.

He later told police that his former pastor, Buyinza, the lead pastor of Deliverance and healing center church, Nansana, is the one who issued him with instructions on how best he could sacrifice Nakisuyi, to suit the demands of the powerful spirits that would enable him to perform miracles for his church congregation.

Musiime however, declined to heed to any of the accused persons' plea to address her court with some of their challenges in the prosecution processes, since such prayers can only be granted in higher courts.

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