It’s unbelievable in this day and age that this could happen! These witch doctors should be put under the jail. Superstitions are carried out by mutilating and murdering hundreds of children and it’ll only get worse with the Ugandan election coming up. So sad and so pitiful…
‘Hundreds’ of Ugandan children are being sacrificed every year by witch doctors who have convinced the country’s superstitious elite that mutilating them will make them even richer.
Shockingly, these ‘gruesome crimes against children’ are ‘expected to rise’ with the 2016 Ugandan elections fast approaching.
Wealthy businessmen are paying traditional healers ‘thousands of pounds’ to hunt down impoverished children and harvest their body parts, which they believe can cure impotence and boost their fertility, a children’s charity told MailOnline.
These witch doctors sever limbs and remove their genitals after snatching them on the way home from school or as they go to fetch water for their family. Their dismembered remains are later discovered in forests and building sites.
Cruel witch doctors do not use their severed body parts to craft a magic potion, but claim to ‘offer them’ to the spirits who commanded them to carry out the brutal attacks.
In February, Uganda’s government created a National Action Plan to stop the murders and approved a bill to regulate healers – some of whom were practising as real doctors.
But the businessmen who pay thousands of pounds for the sick rituals are rarely prosecuted because witch doctors refuse to give up their clients.
The boys they castrate suffer the crippling after-effects of blood clots, a dangerous decrease of bone density and spinal fractures their entire lives.
Binoga warned child sacrifice will be difficult to stamp out because ‘as long as people have such a belief, that practice will continue’.
But furious activists say the senseless killings will continue because they are fueled by greed, not tradition.
‘It is a gruesome crime against children driven by superstition, religious beliefs, witch craft and extreme poverty,’ according to the founder of the Jubilee Campaign who documented these crimes.
Danny Smith told MailOnline: ‘Ugandans will tell you this is widespread – everyone knows about it – and children are being murdered under the umbrella of superstition.
‘Witch doctors and traditional healers do very well because they convince them they have to go through different levels of spells – and the most powerful one is the blood of a human child.’
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