Uganda: Cops exhume 3 bodies in mysterious cult probe

The Police in Luweero on Monday exhumed bodies of three children who died under suspicious circumstances and were secretly buried at a home of a detained cult leader.

Two of the children were three years old, while the other was two years old.

The exercise at Nsozibbiri village on the outskirts of Luweero town, followed the arrest of four members of the Ttonda Bulongo cult.

The commissioner in charge of the prevention of human trafficking and child sacrifice, Moses Binoga, said the cult members do not dig, do not treat their sick and previously set fire on their belongings in preparation for ‘a new life’.

The members, who belong to the same family, believe that they are immortal and they only disappear from the world, but do not die.

Those arrested included Grace Senfuma alias Kabaka wa bakabaka (supreme king) who is the head of the cult and Martin Kiyaga, an aide of Senfuma. Others were Juliet Nassuuna alias Ttonda (queen mother), who is Senfuma’s mother and Hudson Mubiru alias Jajja Mukasa, a subject.

Also arrested was Edward Sekawunde alias Mulyannaka, the owner of the home, who is Senfuma’s father and his subject.

[Binoga] disclosed that Sekawunde allegedly used to bury the children single handedly, in the absence of any other person, and later declare that they had gone to heaven.

Binoga said the Police learnt of the cult after Sekawunde’s daughter-in-law, Grace Nabbaale, complained about her 3-year-old child who had been buried secretly, after being removed from her when she fell sick.

“When I demanded to know where my child was, my father-in-law told me she had disappeared into heaven,” Nabbaale said.

– Source / Full Story: Cops exhume 3 bodies in mysterious cult probe, Frederick Kiwanuka, New Vision, Uganda, Jan. 5, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog
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