Woman Kidnapped from Kakumiro Health Centre, Raped, Killed

By Daily Monitor
Patients and medical workers at Kakindo Health Centre IV in Kakumiro District are horrified after a woman who was attending to her two sick children was kidnapped from the health facility in the wee hours of Thursday morning, raped and killed.

Constance Kyasimiire’s body was discovered half-buried in a garden in Kyakachwende cell, Kakindo town council hours after she went missing following a frantic search by her husband and other residents.

The 38-year-old mother of six and resident of Kiryabukurura village, Kikwaya Sub County was attending to her two sick children who were admitted at the health facility on Tuesday before she was reportedly kidnapped by unknown people.

Kyasimiire’s husband, Christopher Twinamasiko who had stayed home with their other children said he got a distress call at around 1am on Thursday alerting him about his missing wife.

He joined the search team throughout the night only to stumble on his wife’s body several hours later.
Dr Nicholas Tumwesige, Kakindo Health Centre IV in-charge said the security personnel at the health facility got concerned after noticing that Kyasimiire had gone missing for hours and her children were crying.

He said he immediately alerted police which arrived at the facility and mobilised a search team.

The body was found buried a few metres away from the home a 28-year-old man identified as Evaristo Kisakye. When police searched his house, they reportedly recovered some clothes belonging to the victim. He was arrested and taken to police for questioning.

Dr Tumwesige said the postmortem report indicates that Kyasimiire sustained bruises on the neck and that her private parts were bleeding which points to possible rape.

He said the security of the highly-frequented health facility is compromised because it lacks a strong fence.
The Kakumiro District officer in charge of crime investigations, Heloth Karacha, confirmed the murder and the arrest of one suspect.

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