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Four Arrested for Killing Retired Teacher in Kaberamaido

The deceased include a retired teacher, Moses Kafeero Amooti and his nephew Benson Bogere who were hacked by assailants in Kobulubulu sub-county, where they had gone to collect payment of 4.5 million Shillings from the sale of land in Murem Landing Site in Kobulubulu.
Michael Odongo, East Kyoga region police spokesperson
Four men have been arrested in Kaberamaido District in connection to the gruesome murder of two people on Thursday.

The deceased include a retired teacher, Moses Kafeero Amooti and his nephew Benson Bogere who were hacked by assailants in Kobulubulu sub-county, where they had gone to collect payment of 4.5 million Shillings from the sale of land in Murem Landing Site in Kobulubulu. 

But they were waylaid by assailants around Obajai village, about five kilometres from Kobulubulu trading centre. The attackers used machetes to the end the lives of the two persons.

According to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity, a group of six people hid in the bush awaiting the arrival of their targets.

The suspects identified as Enepu P, Oluka J, Okello Sande and Antony Olupot were arrested early today from in Nachwebe village, Kobulubulu Sub County, after they were identified by some of the survivors and eyewitnesses in the attack, that claimed the lives of their colleagues.

“The attackers put logs in the road and as soon as the first motorbike arrived, they jumped to the road. Since there were three bikes, the first rider managed to escape, leaving the teacher and one other person in danger. They hit them several times before running away with the money,” the source said.

East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman Michael Odongo says that the practice of waylaying people after such transactions has become rather common in Kaberamaido.

By the time of filing this story, the bodies were still in Kaberamaido Hospital Mortuary.