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How 19-year-old girl was brutally murdered as parents struggled to raise Shs10m ransom

Brinah Nalule

As security agencies struggle to contain the wave of kidnaps currently gripping the country, the latest victim is the brutal murder of 19-year old Brinah Nalule, who was on Sunday night kidnapped from the Old Taxi Park as she looked for taxis to her home in Zirobwe.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire, Nalule’s kidnappers killed her after her parents failed to raise Shs10m ransom.

“Her kidnappers demanded Shs10m from parents but parents decided to involve police. The kidnappers strangled her and dumped the body in Kibaawo zone in Mutundwe, Rubaga Division in Kampala,” Mr Owoyesigire said.

According to Nalule’s father, what shocked him was that as soon as he returned from reporting the case to CPS Kampala on Sunday, the captors furiously rang and assured him his daughter was going to be murdered.

He wondered how they got to know so fast of his interactions with detectives at CPS. They kept calling to traumatize him as they often gave the phone to the clearly broken daughter (their captive) to bid farewell to her father.

On another occasion, they called and asked him to say the last prayer with his daughter on phone. In the end, her severely dismembered body was found dumped in a swamp in Kibaawo zone in Mutundwe, Rubaga Division in Kampala. The victim was a student of YMCA, Buwambo Campus.

Since last year, there have been over 10 widely publicized cases of people who have been kidnapped and even killed, while others are still missing. In 2017 24 kidnap cases were reported to police, 15 were rescued, while eight are still missing. In February, six people were kidnapped and still are missing.The highlight was this year’s kidnap and murder of Susan Magara even after her family paid hundreds of millions of shillings in ransom

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