The Police in Wakiso, has in custody a prime suspect, who in conspiracy with 3 other brothers, murdered a 40 year old, woman friend of his, for allegedly infecting him with HIV. The prime suspect Bwambale Jona alias master, after finding out that he was HIV positive, blamed it on his woman friend, Nassali Juliet, aged 40. It is alleged that the suspect was recently depressed and extremely frustrated after learning that he had HIV Aids, and put the blame to the victim.
The facts gathered so far, indicate that on the 18.09.2021, the victim was seen while drinking at Mende Central village, Mende sub-county, Wakiso district, with the suspect and others, at a local village bar, after which they left together. Unfortunately, the following day of 19.09.2021, the victim was found murdered, with multiple bruises all over body, a deep depression on the right forehead, and the body abandoned a distance of 150 metres from her house. There was no evidence of sexual violence on the body of the deceased.
The police sniffer dog led a team of detectives to the house of Bwambale Jona alias master where he was arrested, with two of his brothers Ntale Ronald and Kule Jona. A fourth suspect was identified as Kakooza Jamil. Upon search at his home, suspected blood stained clothes were recovered in addition to a pair of black open sandals, recovered from the scene.
We do strongly condemn such sexually motivated crimes. The motivation was uncalled for, as there is no proof on the timing of the infection and any further linkage to the victim. As a country, we are a lead model in the fight and awareness of HIV Aids, its safeguards and on positive living. Where someone gets infected, they should know that HIV is not a death sentence or ticket. One can continue living positively and stay healthy for a lifetime. Such incidents therefore, call for more and better counselling drives, in the community.
CP Fred Enanga
20th Sept. 2021