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DPP asks parliament to amend the witchcraft act

By Alice Lubwama
The director of public prosecution Mike Chibita has appealed to parliament to quickly amend the witch craft act so that his office can easily prosecute those people who are caught in acts of child sacrifice.

Speaking during a consultation meeting on the proposed prevention and prohibition of human sacrifice and harmful bill 2017 at parliament ,Chibita said that sometimes his office is constrained to prosecute a matter regarding child sacrifice even when a witch doctor is caught when is about to sacrifice a child.

The proposed bill will replace the witch craft act with intention of fighting increasing rit­ual killings and hu­man sac­ri­fice prac­tices in the country.

The speaker Rebecca Kadaga admitted that parliament had not done enough to stop child sacrifice in the country but asked police and the DPPs office to make adequate investigations to see that the culprits are prosecuted.