An eight-year-old girl, Dylan Kirabo who went
missing on Thursday at Luwafu in Makindye Division in Kampala has been found
Kirabo disappeared after she was sent to buy some spices from a
shop, about 20 meters from her grandmother’s home.
Her father, Hakim Sibukyu, says the minor was
kidnapped by unknown thugs before reaching the shop.
He says they lunched a
hunt for Kirabo in vain prompting them to file a report of missing person to Katwe
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Kirabo has been a pupil of Kampala Junior School
in Najjanankumbi where she has been leaving with her grandmother, aunt and
Sibukyu says her daughter’s body was picked about 500 meters from
her grandmother’s home.
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The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke
Owoyesigyire, says Kirabo’s mother informed police that the kidnappers called
her demanding for a ransom of Shillings 200,000 for her release.
This was a day
after Sibukyu reported a case of missing person.
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According to police, the deceased’s body was found in an
incomplete house at Sendagala zone Luwafu Makindye division with head injuries. Sibukyu, 30, is a book publisher and resident of Bandwe
Wakiso district. He said they were already transporting the body to Rakai
District for burial.
Three weeks ago, Kampala police launched investigations into
the kidnap and subsequent murder of a five-year-old girl, Betty Nalwango. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police
spokesperson, said Nalwanga disappeared from her aunt's home, Florence Nantale
in Kagoma along Bombo Road.
Police’s investigations revealed that Nalwanga was playing
with other children around their home while Nantale was in the house. At around
11pm, Nantale realized the girl was missing and opened a case at Kagoma police
station. Nalwanga’s body was found lying in a bush triggering a hunt for her
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.