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Man Kills wife, two children buries them behind his home

The territorial Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which a man reportedly killed his wife and 2 children and buried them near his house in Wakiso District. 

Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Police Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan, confirmed the incident and identified the suspect as Faisal Muwanguzi, a resident of Buloba-Bwotansimbi village, in Buloba Parish, Wakiso district. 

Owoyesigire revealed that police detectives stormed the Muwaguzi’s home following a tip-off by his children who issued a complaint against their father. 

According to local leaders, the matter came forth when the suspect’s children (aged seven and nine) were placed under child care after his arrest and subsequent remand to prison for child torture.  

Joanita Mukalazi, the Child and Family Welfare Officer in Wakiso district, explained that the children have been living under fear following constant threats from their father to the extent that they couldn’t reveal the whereabouts of their mother after she had just requested to go work as a maid in the Middle East.

Mukalazi noted that while interviewing the children, one of them revealed how their father had killed their mother identified as Nabukenya Mariam Muwanguzi, 33, & their two siblings identified as Muwanguzi Mukisa aged 2 years & another of 3 months identified as Muwanguzi Ngabo and buried their bodies near their house.

She added that the rescued children led security personnel and local council leaders to the spot where the three bodies were exhumed.

Owoyesigire said that on Wednesday, the police team comprising of homicide and forensic experts, scene of crime officers and other officers from the operations directorate of Uganda Police Force exhumed 3 bodies (the body of an adult and 2 bodies of children) believed to have been killed about 5 months ago near the suspect’s home and took them to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem examination.

A section of residents look on during exhumation of bodies in Wakiso District on Wednesday. (Photo Credit- URN) 

The area residents revealed that Muwanguzi has been a harsh man who did not associate with anyone in the area. 

Dan Kiwanuka, the chairperson of Buloba-Bwotansimbi village, says that Muwanguzi often tortured his children, which prompted them to seek refuge from the police. 

He added that Muwanguzi has been arraigned before the village court on several occasions for different offenses before he decided to block everyone from accessing his fence.   

Mukalazi says that the children have been handed to a children’s home where they are undergoing counseling and rehabilitation and investigations into the matter continue.

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