Seven-year-old Dylan Kirabo, the murdered pupil of Kampala Junior School in Najjanankumbi went missing on Thursday at Luwafu in Makindye Division in Kampala.
Dylan disappeared after she was sent to buy some spices from a shop, about 20 meters from her grandmother’s home.
Her father, Mr Hakim Sibukyu, said she was kidnapped by unknown people before reaching the shop.
He said they launched a hunt for Kirabo in vain prompting them to file a report of missing person at Katwe Police Division.
Sibukyu said his daughter’s body was picked about 500 meters from her grandmother’s home.
The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said on Saturday that Kirabo’s mother informed police that the kidnappers called her demanding for a ransom of Shs200,000 for her release.
He said Kirabo’s body was found in an incomplete house at Sendagala zone Luwafu Makindye division with head injuries.
“It is alleged that on January 10, some people called them on two different numbers asking for ransom. They came, reported to us and upon receiving the information, we atthe same time received news of the body that was found late. It was found dumped in an abandoned house in the same area. Upon checking the body, the parents confirmed that it was their child who had gone missing. The body was picked and taken to the city mortuary at Mulago Hospital for autopsy. We are currently looking into a possibility of kidnap and murder,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.
Sibukyu, 30, is a book publisher and resident of Bandwe Wakiso District. By the time of filing this story, he said they were transporting the body to Rakai District for burial.
This comes just three weeks after Kampala police launched investigations into the kidnap and subsequent murder of a five-year-old girl, Betty Nalwango.
Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said Nalwanga disappeared from her aunt’s home, Florence Nantale in Kagoma along Bombo Road.
Police investigations revealed that Nalwanga was playing with other children around their home while Nantale was in the house. At around 11pm, Nantale realized the girl was missing and opened a case at Kagoma police station.
Nalwanga’s body was found lying in a bush triggering a hunt for her assailants.