The mob raided the family of David Odoi, a resident of Liwira village in Sere Sub-county on Saturday last week accusing him of poisoning Dominic Owori, who is reportedly unconscious during a drinking spree.
of 10 members in Tororo district is homeless following the destruction of their
home in a mob attack. The mob raided the family of David Odoi, a resident of
Liwira village in Sere Sub-county on Saturday last week accusing him of poisoning Dominic Owori, who
is reportedly unconscious during a drinking spree.
They torched property
worth millions of Shillings including 15 new iron
sheets, 5 bags of dry cassava, 2 bags of rice, 1 bag of sorghum, 3 beds and 6
mattresses, 10 saucepans, 2 bicycles and academic documents among many others.
Odoi’s wife, Mary Akello says that the angry mob members stormed her home
around 10 am as he was returning from the garden and started asking for her
husband. Akello says that she tried to lie that her husband was away from home
but the mob members picked hoes, started demolishing her house and torched property.
According to Akello, she is now
homeless and surviving on the sympathy of well-wishers.
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James Odong, Teddy Aketch and Oketch Obbo Tereka,
all residents of the area, say the mob attack was the handwork of some few
residents. He says that they stayed away from the mob action, saying they could
not act on mere allegations.
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Godfrey Obbo, the Liwira village LC 1 chairman says
that he was unable to contain the angry mob members because they couldn't
listen to his advice. He says that he tried to rescue the victim’s property but
the mob overpowered him. Obbo says that they have filed a case at police to
come on the ground and investigate the matter.
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Damascus Okoth, the OC Paya police station in
Paya Sub-county condemned mob justice, saying that they have commenced investigations
to find the perpetrators.
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had not made any arrests by the time of publishing this story.