Teenage Girl Raped, Murdered in Budaka District

A teenage girl found raped and killed in Budaka district.
A primary six pupil of Nansanga primary school in Budaka district was on March 29 raped, murdered and her body found dumped along the road.


The girl identified as Asumat Namubiru, aged 15, daughter to one Kamulari, a resident of Buwunga village, Idudi parish, Nasanga sub-county in Budaka district.


The Budaka District Police Commander, Martin Otim, says two men have been arrested in connection with the crime.


One is Masudi Mutanda, a senior five student of Highlight College, who is said to have been a boyfriend to the deceased girl.


The other suspect is Muzamir Nalukoba, a resident of the same area, whom the police say has been on their rape watch list for some time now.


Mutanda was reportedly sighted at the girl’s parents’ home in the evening at about 6:00pm before the girl disappeared.


Otim says Mutanda is believed to have had an appointment with the girl but was attacked by a panga-wielding man believed to have been Nalukoba. Mutanda escaped leaving the girl at the attacker’s mercy.


That is when she was raped her and then strangled and the body dumped along the road. Her body had bruises, suggesting there was a lot of violence involved.


The girl’s body was found in the morning and the police was called in.