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woman in Kwania district has torched five grass thatched huts before setting
herself on fire protesting a land dispute with her son. The deceased has been
identified as Rose Adong, a resident of Awiritojo Village in Banya parish in
Inomo Sub County.
According to neighbours, Adong has been threatening to end her life because of a feud with
her son identified as Tom Ocepa over land. It is alleged that Adong torched her
son’s four houses on fire on Thursday morning before she lit her house and
jumped in the blazing fire.
Moris Okello, the Banya parish LC 3 councilor, says Adong’s family members were
away in the garden when she decided to end her life.
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that Adong used petrol to torch house because it burnt beyond
recognition. James Odongo,the officer in charge of Agwiciri Police outpost,
says Adong’s case will be treated as suicide.
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James Ekaju, the North Kyoga Region police spokesperson, says detectives have
visited the scene and collected samples that they have forwarded to the
Government Laboratory for analysis.
"A team of police investigators have already visited the crime scene,
samples collected and will be forwarded to government Laboratory for analysis,
however police has given relatives a go ahead to have the deceased buried,”
The incident comes barely three months, after three members of the
same family in Inomo Sub County Kwania district were burnt to death in their
house over land wrangles.
In August this year, Francis Aloka, his wife Robina Aloka and their only son Abel
Olobo, residents of Barlwala Avillage, Inomo parish, Inomo Sub County were burnt to death
in an arson attack because of long standing land dispute.