Buganda’s Minister of local government Joseph Kawuki has tasked
the new leadership of Kyaggwe County to preach against the persistent child
Kawuki noted that Kyaggwe has been known for witchcraft practices targeting children
and other related human sacrifices.
Kyaggwe County comprises of Mukono and Buikwe districts which have many shrines.
In Mukono, statistics at the district probation department
indicate that there about 200 cases of child abuses including seven cases of
child sacrifices that were registered last year.
In 2018, six witch doctors were arrested after five human bodies and a skull
believed to be of a child were retrieved from their shrines in Kayunga
Kawuki was speaking during the installation of new Kyaggwe county head
Elijah Lubanga Mulembya Bogere and his governing council on Saturday.
//Cue in “Kakati bannakyaggwe…
Cue out: …ekyo kabaka kyayagala”//
Bogere reveals that they have already noticed ritual practices taking place in
shrines but they have started engaging shrine operators to ensure
self-monitoring and censorship.
“We don’t agree with false
ritual practices brought about by witch doctors, in our norms we don’t shed
human blood” .
//Cue in “Tetukiriziganya nangeri…
Cue out: …singule sinonye”//
Bogere was appointed the 30th Kyaggwe County head in December
last year. He attributes his appointment into office to his much love for
He practices personal farming on about 20 acres of land growing
banana, sweet plantains, maize, coffee, cassava and oranges at Ntenjeru sub-county
Mukono district where he also keeps cattle, goats and poultry.
Besides practising personal farming, he also set up 5 acres of
inter-cropped plantation of banana, coffee and cocoa.