“FBI is helping us in forensic investigation purposely to identify the three women bodies.”
The series of brutal deaths that shocked the east African nation raised a spectre of a possible serial killer at work.
There were striking resemblances in the cases— victims were all aged between 18 and 35, all were raped, and sticks placed in their private parts.
Some of the murdered women were known to be commercial sex workers, and at least two were students.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, in an emergency meeting with the affected communities, promised to “personally investigate the murders”.
Police and security agencies blamed the killings on domestic violence, ritual sacrifices or alleged drug gangs.
Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo later told Parliament that the deaths were as a result of ritual sacrifices— an explanation dismissed by rights activists as simplistic and insensitive to the victims and their families.