Police have finally arrested Awali Kivumbi for the attempted
ritual sacrifice of Allan Sembatya, a resident of Kayunga District. Kivumbi and his co-accused Paul Seruze
have been on the wanted police list since 2012.
They are wanted for attempting to kill Sembatya
who was then six-years-old and was staying with his grandmother.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga says Kivumbi
was netted in Kamwenge District over the weekend following a hunt by Uganda
Police Force-UPF in collaboration with Kyampisi Child Care Ministries.
Seruze was picked up from hiding in Buyende
District in January this year. He was arraigned
in court on charges of attempted murder. Enanga says Kivumbi
will also appear anytime soon.
According to police records, the duo grabbed Sembatya while harvesting jackfruit shortly after
returning from Busari Primary School and tried to behead him.
Sembatya made an alarm that attracted nearby
residents as his neck was allegedly being cut off. His killers took off after
seeing residents zeroing on them.
The child became unconscious due to bleeding profusely and
was rushed to hospital where he spent two weeks.
After recovering, Sembatya named Seruze and Kivumbi as people
who were cutting off his neck because he knew them as residents from a
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.