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Child sacrifice survivor gets help

By Glorias Musiime

Added 12th July 2020 03:22 PM

The victim’s father, only known as Godfrey, said the injury Jessy sustained is a permanent scar. “He will go through pictures and start asking why and how he lost his hand.

Child sacrifice survivor gets help

Jessy and his father

The victim’s father, only known as Godfrey, said the injury Jessy sustained is a permanent scar. “He will go through pictures and start asking why and how he lost his hand.

KAMPALA| RITUAL MURDER|SAMARITANS 

The three-year old baby who survived a ritual murder attempt in Makindye, Kampala, has received help from Good Samaritans.

Kyampisi Childcare Ministries, headed by Peter Sewakiryanga, came out to the aid of the boy. Jessy lost his hand when a person he knew as ‘uncle', who was his grandmother's tenant, tried to kill him in order to ‘get wealth'.

The culprit, Isma Sebugwawo aka Musiramu, took off after neighbours heard a baby crying in his kiosk.

He was later arrested and is currently detained at Kitalya Prison. When New Vision broke the story, Sewakiryanga invited Jessy's family to his office to help the victim undergo further medical examination and counselling.

"For over 10 years, I have been dealing with child sacrifice cases," he said. "I have helped survivors get treatment and education because that is what I am mandated to do," Sewakiryanga said.

He promised to take care of Jessy. "Jessy needs counsellors and a good environment. I am rehabilitating many other victims, so he can be part of those who are going through the same situation.

He needs to be supported," he said.

Kyampisi Childcare Ministries is known and mandated to rehabilitate and provide both physical and social support to victims of child sacrifice and other related cases.

The victim's father, only known as Godfrey, said the injury Jessy sustained is a permanent scar. "He will go through pictures and start asking why and how he lost his hand.

How will I explain? He needs counselling to accept himself. I am willing to do whatever Sewakiryanga will ask to give my son a good future," he said as tears rolled down his cheeks.

Musiramu had spent more than 10 years selling crafts in Jessy's grandmother's compound.

On February 17, 2020, he whisked the boy away for ritual murder because a withdoctor had asked him to do so in order to get wealth. The witchdoctor is still on the run.

Jessy also had a deep cut on his neck and the head. He had lost a lot of blood and was very dying.

Sebugwawo said he had planned to dump Jessy's body in the sewage trench at Masajja near Kikajjo, Namasuba in Kampala at night.

Racheal Bikhole, head of human trafficking in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Sebugwawo was charged with aggravated trafficking in children with the purpose of removing body parts for rituals. Batuwa Mwiru

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