Odwee’s Remains Discovered, a UGX 350,000 Claimed his Life

Missing Roy Odwee’s remains were on Thursday found in the Katabi bushes exactly in the same place where his parents were directed a year back to find the body

Odwee a 10 year old pupil at Katabi Primary school in Busambaga village found in Entebbe went missing on 3 December 2018.

The Genesis
According to Odwe’s motherTeddy Nantongo who hwaks clothes around Entebbe, she had left her son at home alone in Busambaga, Entebbe municipality, Wakiso district, however, the child went missing that same day.


The same day she received messages from number registered in a names Ismael Mutyaba asking her the where abouts of her son and later asked for a Sh2m ransom to get her son.

Nantongo displays her slain son’s photograph

“As usual my day started well but later on returning home i didn’t find Odwe home and instantly received messages asking for his where about but no sooner had i replied the message to ask the send than another messages poping in asking for money worth Sh2m which i didnt have,” Nantongo narrated.

“I informed the police who helped me in finding out where my son was but in vein then later started negotiating with the kidnappers via messages until they accepted sh350,000 and agreed on where to meet but they did not show up and later sent me a message directing me where to find my son’s body,”

Nantongo and his husband Edward Sserubiri with the joint operation of Police and CMI tried searching for the body where they were told but all in vein and two months later tracked the kidnapper in Kasese but could not access him.

She says they have since then been searching for the the kidnappers but in vein until when they received a call on Thursday from the local authorities saying they had recovered remains of human like in the same place where they were directed a year back.

The finding

On 28 May 2020, a Abdul Jjuuko who was clearing Katabi bush where the said Odwe’s body was said to have been dumped by the kidnappers told our sources that he saw a skull and first thought it was a dog’s skull but later realised that it was a human skull when he came close.


“I was clearing the bush when I saw a skull and first thought it was a dog’s skull but when I came near, I realised it was a human skull and immediately called the LC 1 chairperson who also informed the other authorities,” Jjuuko said

Nantongo identified the remains by the blue Catholic rosary, the hubby’s shoes that Odwe was wearing on the day he went missing and the keys.

“By the time Odwe was kidnapped, he had left home with his Dad’s sandles, a blue rosary and the keys we have been able to identify on his remains that are now bones,” Nantongo lamented.

However, the police transfered the remains to Mulago General Hospital for a conclusive postimotum report.

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