Police arrest two more persons for allegedly killing child Rose

14May 2019
The Guardian Reporter
MBEYA
The Guardian
 Police arrest two more persons for allegedly killing child Rose

POLICE in Mbeya region have arrested   two more people including a witchdoctor for allegedly taking part in the recent killing of a six-year old girl Rose Japhet.

The two makes a total of four people including the father of the deceased, Japhet Nguku (37) who is a resident of Msewe village in Mbarali district and Andrew Mwambuluma, the owner of Ushindi secondary school in Mbalizi district in the region..

Addressing journalists yesterday, Mbeya Regional Police Commander, Ulrich Matei mentioned the witch as Meja Sanga alias 'Mwakipande' or 'Mesia' (48) a resident of Makete in Njombe region.

According to Matei, the deceased’s chopped body parts including the right foot were to be taken to a witch doctor.

The Commander said police are investigating the wife of the secondary school owner—Agatha Francis (30) who is alleged to have some important information because the deceased slept at her house, a night before she was killed.

“Agatha is the second wife to Mwambuluma. We also found some of the deceased clothes in her house”, said the RPC insisting Agatha may have some crucial information on the matter.

He said that during inspection inside Mwambuluma’s house, they found a machete which is believed to  had been used by the killers.

“Nguku knew the witch doctor in the past 20 years when he went for treatment. He continued to stay with him after failing to settle the bill, thus they were friends”, said Commander Matei.

He appealed to Mbeya residents to disclose witch doctors who have been asking for children body parts so as to make people ‘get rich’.

Rose was killed on May 3, this year and the killers went away with her body parts.

The remains of the baby girl were found at Chimara Forest Reserve and the body was found decapitated and with the right foot amputated. The foot was later discovered  at buried a nearby bush.

According to the police, the motive of the murder was monetary. The father of the deceased took his daughter to a businessman for five million shillings for her to be killed and her right foot amputated.

The incident happened barely three months, when ten children aged between three and six years were brutally killed and some had their organs chopped off in different occasions in Njombe Region

Reports have it that the killers were also chopping off the children’s reproductive and respiratory organs in the killings that are linked to superstitious beliefs.