In a solemn ruling at the High Court in Kampala, Musa Musasizi, a 25-year-old resident of Mujomba zone 6, Nakulabye, was handed a staggering 105-year prison sentence for the tragic murder of four girlfriends and a baby in Nakulabye, Rubaga Division, Kampala. The court was informed that, following the heinous acts, Musasizi callously disposed of the victims’ remains by setting them ablaze.
Pleading guilty to the charges, the unemployed youth faced conviction by the trial judge, Margaret Mutonyi. The arrest of Musasizi in March 2021 followed a series of deaths involving five women and a three-month-old baby in Nakulabye, Rubaga Division.
Initially presented before the Mwanga II magistrate’s court, Musasizi faced six counts of murder, leading to his remand in Kitalya prison. Prosecution unfolded that, with malice aforethought, Musasizi ended the life of Noreen Nabirye on March 14, 2021, in Mujomba zone 6, Nakulabye, Kampala district. Additionally, he was accused of murdering Violet Kansiime, Abigail Nakitende on March 12, and Elizabeth Mutesi on March 15, 2021.
In a separate but equally grave case, Musasizi and a 23-year-old boda boda rider, Abdul Kasaija, hailing from Mapera zone, Lussaze in Rubaga division, were jointly charged with the murder of Mackline Ahereza on February 22, 2021. Kasaija faced an additional charge of being an accessory, allegedly aiding Musasizi in disposing of Ahereza’s body to evade justice.
The joint security efforts of the chieftaincy of military intelligence and the police led to Musasizi’s arrest on March 25, 2021. Disturbingly, Musasizi’s modus operandi involved courting the victims, engaging in intimate relations with them, and then ruthlessly ending their lives through either blunt force trauma to the head or strangulation. Subsequently, he callously dumped their lifeless bodies in close proximity in Nakulabye, setting them ablaze.
Following his apprehension, Musasizi confessed to the crimes, stating that he killed Ahereza due to suspicions of infidelity. Shockingly, he revealed that he strangled Kansiime and later her three-month-old baby after returning home. Additionally, he disclosed that a dispute over inadequate transportation funds led to the fatal strangulation of Mutesi, a resident of Makerere.
In a macabre twist, police recovered clothing believed to belong to Musasizi’s victims from a neighbor’s latrine.