"The suspect lured them at night on several occasions and repeatedly had unlawful carnal knowledge with them, claiming he was inserting traditional medicine into their bodies"
Police in Kamengo, Mpigi district, have arrested a traditional healer over allegations that he sexually assaulted two female siblings who later got pregnant.
Police raided Musa Magambo’s shrine at Masazi village in Kamengo sub-county after the family of two siblings reported that Magambo had sexually assaulted two female siblings and impregnated them.
Magambo alias Mulangira Musoga was consequently arrested and detained, according to a statement signed by police spokesperson, Fred Enanga.
The victims (names withheld), who are 16 and 18 years respectively, are both said to be pregnant for the suspect. “This occurred during the month of August 2019, when the two victims visited his shrine for traditional cleansing and healing. The suspect lured them at night on several occasions and repeatedly had unlawful carnal knowledge with them, claiming he was inserting traditional medicine into their bodies,” the statement said.
According to Enanga, Magambo convinced them, that the act was a form of treatment. “We condemn such acts of would-be-helpers, who betray the trust, given to them by vulnerable victims but instead end up abusing them. We have dispatched our counsellors from the Child and Family division, to try and take the victims through some form of counselling about their condition,” Enanga stated.
Enanga said investigators are now trying to reconstruct and document the scenes of crime, trace for incriminating evidence before they send the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for perusal and advice. “We will do everything within our means to ensure justice prevails in this case,” Enanga said they strongly believe there could be more victims who could have been attacked under similar circumstances and called them up to come forward and register their complaints.