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Mukono kidnapped boy found dead after family failed to pay Shs2 million ransom

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigire. (FILE PHOTO)

MUKONO – A 12-year-old boy who went missing on Sunday last week in Mukono has been found dead and his body dumped in a swamp.

Shafik Kimera, a P.4 pupil at Ngobere Primary School, disappeared last week while playing with his friends.

The Kidnappers then demanded a ransom of 2 million shillings from the parents to release the boy.

However, the parents failed to raise the money.
Kimera’s body was on Saturday found dumped in a swamp in Ngombere village, Mpungwe Sub County, Mukono district.

Sylvia Namiro, one of the relatives said that they received a telephone call from unknown people demanding 500,000 shillings to show the family where Kimera’s body was dumped.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Oyowesigire says that three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of Kimera.

They include Livingstone Kiwanuka 19, Swaib Zinda 40 and Abdallah Ssengendo 26.

He says that the suspects were arrested after police tracked the telephone on which the family had sent the 500,000 shillings.

He explains that the owner of the phone led detectives to Kiwanuka, who had received the money.

According to Oyowesigire, during interrogations, the suspects managed to direct the police where they had dumped the body.

An angry mob destroyed Kiwanuka’s property which includes houses, shops and plantations.

Ruth Nandawula, Chairperson of Ngobere village says that since last week they have been receiving phone calls from the suspects demanding for a ransom.

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