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Entebbe murders: DNA evidence pins two suspects

Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura. File photo.

KAMPALA–Police have finally got incriminating evidence against two of the 13 suspects arrested in connection with the murder of at least 19 women in Entebbe and Nansana in Wakiso district.

In the killings that followed a similar pattern, the assailants would waylay their victims, sexually assault them, strangle them to death and thereafter insert sticks in their private parts.

Police can now proudly say they have got clear clues leading to the culprits after forensic evidence pinned two of the 13 suspects arrested two months ago.

Police at the beginning of this week received results of the analysis from the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory (DGAL) to compare semen samples picked from the victims to the DNA of two of the suspects.

According to DGAL document, eight of the samples picked from different crime scenes in Nansana Municipality matched the DNA of Ibrahim Kaweesa, a boda boda cyclist, while five of the samples picked in Katabi Town Council matched the DNA of William Ssenoga.

Police chief Kale Kayihura also confirmed the breakthrough and commended the team of detectives and other security agencies that have been investigating the killings.

“We now have both the confessions and the scientific evidence to back our findings so we are now waiting for our final victory in court,” Kayihura said.

Most of the arrested suspects, including Ssenoga and Kaweesi, were picked after witnesses testified to police that they had been seen with the victims on the nights they disappeared and were found killed.

Kaweesa was also implicated by a group of boda boda cyclists who claimed to have seen him taking one of the victims into the bush where her body was found three days later.

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