Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World

Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World
Red Roses for You, My Sweet Friends ... Total Love.

My Sweet Friends

My sweet friends,

We grow closer to each other;

When we interact together and share ideas;

The common faith that we share,

Binds our hearts in one accord.

For sweet friendships last a life time,

When built on mutual respect, humility and understanding;

Throughout each different season,

We find we are one in life.

Sweet friends are there through times of grief;

And times when hope is gone;

Always there with encouragement;

So we can carry on.

I thank the Lord for you,

My true and faithful friends;

To fondly speak with you, whether we agree or not,

On this, our beloved blog;

For sweet friends will stay, no matter what;

Giving support.

Together, our hearts and minds truly unite;

With the amazing love of sweet friends.

In the spirit of true friendship,

Best wishes, my sweet friends;

May the Lord bless you abundantly.

I remain, yours truly,

B.B. Bakampa.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Police Should Investigate Khan Kakama’s Father

On 13th June, Uganda was shocked by news of the murder of one and a half year old Khan Kakama, whose body was found wrapped in a polythene bag and dumped in a swamp! Occurring at a time when ritual murders are on the increase, child sacrifice is thought to have been the motive behind this homicide and this case attracted high media attention. The innocent toddler was allegedly killed by three people, one being his former nanny, after demanding and receiving thirty million shillings ransom. Police and the Presidential Guard Brigade quickly swung into action and rounded up the suspects, whom media reports indicated that they had confessed that they had indeed murdered the child.

When brought before the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, one of the accused denied having made the confession voluntarily saying that he had been tortured into making the confession by the security agencies. But to the consternation of everybody in court, he added that he had evidence showing that Kakama’s father, Mr. Sven Karekaho, knew of his baby’s killing!

Now, this is no mean allegation and in my view, it should be taken on and investigated seriously by the Police Anti-human Sacrifice Squad and other relevant agencies. This is because Uganda and indeed the world in general, is not new to cases where parents, especially fathers, are directly involved in killing their children for all sorts of crazy ideas like amassing wealth and gaining political power.

I know many people may quickly dismiss the accused’s allegation but I think this would be very dangerous. While we are doing all we can as a nation to rid this country of such barbaric tendencies, we ought to leave no stone unturned in so doing. Therefore, we shouldn’t take chances in this not so easy task at hand by utilizing all information available.

By the way, Mr. Karekaho himself said that he didn’t think his baby was killed for purposes of child ritual sacrifice and went ahead to appeal for forgiveness of the culprits. Without necessarily being unfair to him and his family in this difficult moment, I am nevertheless constrained to say that I find his observation questionable in light of these developments. If I may humbly ask, how did Mr. Karekaho reasonably predict this yet investigations had just began? May we take it that it was only an innocent observation?

These and more questions are definitely bound to arise in this high profile case whose answers can only be got after a deserving thorough investigation of all those thought to have been involved has been conducted. Ugandans urgently assurance that it is possible to eliminate this reckless blood shed. After the failure of the Kato Kajubi case in court, Kakama’s should offer an opportunity of hope that all people involved or intending to indulge in human sacrifice are not above the law and can be brought to book.

My message to all Ugandans, more so our children whose everyday precious life has been rendered extremely risky and almost unbearable by those who don’t value the sanctity of human blood, is the same as that of former U.S President Bill Clinton to Americans, delivered during the Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service on April 23rd, 1995, that “Let us teach our children that the God of comfort is also the God of righteousness: those who trouble their own house will inherit the wind. Justice will prevail.” I urge you to use the hurt you feel not for hate but for searching for justice.