Fear, confusion as Uganda 'serial killer' murders pile up

What you need to know:

  • As the bodies pile up so does the confusion surrounding the multiple cases and their possible motives.
  • In parliament, the minister of internal affairs Jeje Odongo, a former general, blamed the "Illuminati", a sinister secret society that is a favourite of conspiracy theorists the world over.

"We keep finding bodies. It was once a month then once every two or three weeks then every week," said Rose Nakasinge, a middle-aged farmer. "We had to do something."
In a gruesome spate of killings the bodies of at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso District since May. Many of the mostly young victims were raped and strangled, some had sticks shoved into their vaginas, others had body parts sawn off.

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