Man Arrested With Head At Parliament, Says He Was Taking Speaker Kadaga’s Gift

Man Arrested With Head At Parliament, Says He Was Taking Speaker Kadaga’s Gift


By Isma Kwame Nkurunziza

The Police at Parliament on Monday afternoon arrested a man with a child’s head wrapped in a box, which he said was a gift for the Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.

The man identified as Joseph Nuwashaba, 22,  was nabbed at the Parliament gate opposite the National Theatre and on being asked where he as going he told the police that he was delivering a gift to Kadaga’s office.

On checking the box he was carrying the security officers were horrified to see a severed head of a child, which prompted them to arrest him immediately.

After a brief interrogation Nuwashaba told police that he had got the box with the head from two people he met in Masaka town, who told him to deliver their gift to the  Speaker’s office in Kampala.

The Police later learnt that the head belongs to a three-year-old  girl identified as Faith Kyamagero, daughter of Charles Ssenyonga, a resident of Kyabakuza Division, in Masaka city.

Sources reveal that Nuwashaba has been working as a casual labourer for the family of the deceased girl.

Joshua Nuwashaba looking at the child’s head

It is said he disappeared from Ssenyonga’s home with on the girl Saturday and cut off her head along the way, before he fled to Kampala.

However, preliminary investigations from police indicate that Nuwashaba has been on police’s wanted list for killing several children and cutting off their heads.

Police investigations indicate  that he has killed over 8 children and delivered their heads to two offices; one parliament and another office in Mitooma District.

By press time the Speaker had not yet issued a statement about the incident because police were still interrogating Nuwashaba  to extract more information from about his motives and whether he was working alone or with some other people.

He will be arraigned in court to face charges of murder when investigations are completed.

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