Man killed on his way home

By Michael Onyinge

Added 11th July 2018 01:08 PM

He was found lying in a pool of blood, five metres on the road that leads to his home.

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He was found lying in a pool of blood, five metres on the road that leads to his home.

PIC: DPC Godfrey Abigaba addressing the residents of Alwa village in Ochero sub-county in Kaberamaido on Sunday. (Credit: Michael Onyignge)


KABERAMAIDO- A man who was coming from a drinking joint was found murdered about 150m away from his home in Alwa village, Swagere parish Ochero sub-county in Kaberamaido district.

Simon Edwoku, who spent his evening at Kaburepoli trading centre left for his home not knowing he would meet his creator.

The district Police commander (DPC) of Kaberamaido, Godfrey Abigaba, said Edwoku was murdered on Saturday evening at about 7:30pm and his body was recovered on Sunday morning.

Abigaba said their investigations show that some unknown people waylaid him and hacked him to death.

The way Edwoku was killed showed that the assailants were many. 

“This kind of killing cannot be done by only one person. The killers must have been many”, Abigaba said.

A thirteen year old girl, Majuma Abego, was going to fetch water on Sunday morning when she saw the body. She reported the issue immediately to her grandmother Margaret Atoo.

Edwoku’s body had cuts on the right upper part of his hand, at his cheek and another cut in the throat.

He was found lying in a pool of blood, five metres on the road that leads to his home. The body was lying next to his bicycle. 

Nobody had been arrested in connection to this murder, but Abigaba suspected the issue to have cropped from within his family, clan or village.

Abigaba condemned the act of murder that was becoming rampant in the district.

This case brings Kaberamaido’s murder cases to fourteen in just seven months.

The LC1 chairperson of Alwa village, Joseph Ojange, said it was unfortunate for him to hear about the death of one his subjects. He said the incident had left the security of the village wanting.

Ojange promised to co-operate with Police to see that the suspects are arrested.

The widow to the deceased, Margaret Atoo, said: “My husband has another home where he has been living and had just returned and spent a week,” Atoo narrated.

She said her husband had been complaining of receiving unknown calls from people who do not talk even if he received their calls.

An intelligent officer attached to the office of the resident district commissioner, Denis Moyomba, said the Government wants peace to prevail among people, but it was people themselves who were bringing in the insecurity.

He said the Police should be given full support to investigate the matter and have the suspects apprehended.


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