Three sisters from Namagogo village in South division of
Mubende Municipality have been missing from home for now two weeks causing
panic to their parents and relatives.
The girls aged between 14 and 16 are Naluwooza Hellen,
Namirembe Josephine and Nakakooza Christine.
Their mother Nakato Prossy is attributing the disappearance of
the trio to prolonged closure of schools which relatively grown-up girl children
have lost hope of ending soon.
Schools were closed down on March 18th this year when President Yoweri Museveni declared a countrywide lockdown to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.
Nakato is equally worried that the girls may have been taken away
by unscrupulous people who engage in acts of child sacrifice which are rampant in the
She says that the two weeks’ search for the children from
all possible places including relatives has so far yielded nothing.
// “cue in: byempulira muggwanga ebiseera ..
Cue out: .. masomero ebbanga eddene,” //
Kizito Bakulumpagi their father says that even the police
where he reported the disappearance of his daughters has not given him promising
reports of finding them yet time has gone by.
He has appealed to the public to help in finding the girls
in case they are still alive and apprehend whoever is keeping them in hiding.
Kizito insists that these are children who cannot be subjected to any kind of
work or marriage.
// “cue in: era nakwata ekkubo..
Cue out: .. kuwulizaayo kintu kyonna,” //
Wamala Regional Police spokesperson Rachael Kawala has
confirmed receipt of the complaint from the parents and said that the police
are not sitting back but investigating the matter to locate where the girls are.
Meanwhile, Mubene Grade I magistrate Adamm Byarugaba has committed
20-year-old Julius Nabaasa a resident of Kavule village in Kitenga sub county
of Mubende district to the high court for defiling a 16-year-old girl the
offence he allegedly committed on 9th last month.