Just when you thought you could not get more depressed about the state of humanity. Uganda officials are dealing with a rash of mutilations and murders of children. The reason is chilling. Some Ugandans believe that mutilating and murdering children can bring you good luck. With the recent Ugandan elections, people appear to have tried to rig the outcome through child ritualistic murder. Makes you feel a little better about the current crop of candidates in our elections. Ritualistic child murder is perhaps the only thing that they have not accused each other of.
Uganda has long dealt with a common belief in blood sacrifices. We previously discussed how Ugandans were kidnapping and ritualistically killing albinos.
Some of the children have their hearts and livers ripped out. Others are missing their heads.
Shelin Kasozi of Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM) has dedicated an entire charity to the care for survivors of attempted child sacrifice.
President Yoweri Museveni ultimately won the February 18th election, extending his 30-year rule in a highly questionable election.
Advocates have documented at least seven child and six adult sacrifice cases in 2015 — compared to nine child and four adult sacrifice cases reported in 2014.
In one of the most disturbing cases from 2012, Hanifa Namuyanja, 82, was sentenced to 15 years in jail for taking part in the sacrifice of her granddaughter Shamim Nalwoga. The girl was found with her tongue and eyes cut out and genitals mutilated. That only gets the grandmother 15 years? What does it take to get a life sentence in Uganda?