Human sacrifice culprits face death penalty

Businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi (right) appears at the Supreme Court early last year during hearing of his appeal against his conviction for murdering 12-year-old Joseph Kasirye in 2012. Persons found guilty of committing acts of mutilating and or causing death of another person for purposes of performing a ritual, and those found in possession of human body parts, will suffer death upon conviction. PHOTO /JULIET KIGONGO. 

What you need to know:

  • The law dubbed ‘The Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice Bill, 2020’ provides for the crime of human sacrifice to attract fines and the maximum penalty of death upon conviction by courts of law.
  • Human sacrifice is a widespread phenomenon involving people who seek quick means of amassing wealth or power. 

Whoever will be found guilty of sacrificing a person for ritual purposes faces a maximum punishment of death following the passing of a law on human sacrifice.

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