Shamim Nalwoga

No PhotoName: Shamim Nalwoga.
Died: December 17, 2012.
Age at death: Minor.
Cause of death: Sharp force trauma.
Location: Lukuli-Makindye, Kampala, Uganda.
Disability: Paralysis in one hand and one leg.

Shamim’s grandmother and half-brother took her from her bed and kidnapped her to see a “traditional healer”, saying they would cure the girl’s disability. They fed Shamim soil and paraffin, and eventually killed her by slashing and cutting off parts of her body.

Case status:
Hanifa Namuyanja (Grandmother), convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years in jail.
Hussein Lukenge (half-brother), convicted of murder, sentenced to 32 years in jail.
Hadijja Nasaka (Healer), acquitted.

Uganda v Namuyanja & Anor (Criminal Session Case-2013/292) [2016] UGHCCRD 95 (28 January 2016); | Ulii
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