Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Uganda police say they have arrested a number of suspects over a recent spate of killings of women near the capital, Kampala. The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, said that a suspect had confessed to killing eight women on the orders of businessmen .

The murders were for ritual sacrifices, Gen Kayihura told resi­ dents of Nansana municipality. Local media say 17 women have been killed in a gruesome manner since May.