The Uganda Kingdom of Buganda has today (22nd June 2010) observed a moment of silence in remembrance of all children killed for ritual purposes in Buganda and across Uganda.
The same somber mood hanged over Uganda Parliamentary chambers on Tuesday this week as MPs moved to pay homage to the one and half year old Khan Kakama, who was found dead after being kidnapped for ransom.
The baby went missing three weeks back from his parent’s home in Bugolobi, a posh Kampala suburb. The police searched for him in vain until it landed on the baby’s decomposing body in a Kamwokya Kampala city slum.
The Katikkiro of Buganda, Eng. JB Walusimbi in a statement today (22nd June 2010) expressed grief over the Incident calling for more protection of children within the kingdom and outside.
Walusimbi says the incident is regrettable and measures should be put in place to ensure such cases are prevented in future. He also challenges the central government of Uganda to punish perpetuators of murders in the country.