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Mother of beheaded child weeps: Killer first threatened my child

Gloria Ssenyonga, 36, the mother of Faith Kyamagero, the child who was beheaded has spoken out. She said Joesph Nuwashaba at one time threatened to do something horrible. 

“I recall that of recent when Nuwashaba was disturbed by the children, he threatened that he will at one time do something horrible to the family,” she said.

Speaking to the press at Kijabwemi in Masaka City, the mother to the deceased regretted that she took Nuwashaba’s threats lightly.

She said she had gone to Mbarara to visit relatives at the time when the murder took place.

“I was informed about the mysterious disappearance of my child and I quickly recalled the threats he made at one point,” she said, adding that the suspect at times was in bad mood. She said they still believe that he was not mentally stable.

She said Nuwashaba started living at their home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

She said the suspect recently started behaving strangely. She also revealed that the suspect had purchased a new mobile phone recently and was protective of the phone.

Ssenyonga said the suspect had a savings box, where he kept his money. 

He recently broke it and removed the cash. She said she suspected that something horrible must have happened after they found out that Nuwashaba’s national identity card was missing.

The Masaka Resident District Commissioner, Herman Ssentongo, said a security committee meeting was convened over the matter and that the burial of the deceased at Lyantonde was halted, to pave the way for thorough investigations.

Ssentongo said a team of forensic experts were probing the incident.

Nuwashaba was arrested on Monday when he had gone to Parliament to deliver the deceased’s head as a gift to the Speaker of Parliament.  

The body of the murdered child was found dumped near Masaka water supply managed by the National Water and Sewage Corporation at Kijabwemi in Masaka.

The father of Kyamagero, Pastor Charles Ssenyonga, said his late daughter was a friendly child.

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