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Kaberamaido Town Council Chairperson Wanted Over Arson

East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson Michael Odongo told Uganda Radio Network that police is hunting for Einyu to record a statement in relation to the arson case filed against him on Saturday night.
Kaberamaido Town Council mayor David Oswald Einyu is on the run after reportedly setting ablaze a permanent house of an area resident. It is alleged that Oswald Einyu burnt the house of Simon Okello, a resident of Gwetom A village in Kaberamaido Sub County on suspicion that he had a relationship with his wife.

East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson Michael Odongo told Uganda Radio Network that police is hunting for Einyu to record a statement in relation to the arson case filed against him on Saturday night.

"The mayor… is wanted by police on allegations of setting ablaze the house of somebody rumoured to be in love with his wife. But he is still on the run," Odongo said before dismissing reports that the mayor was being detained in Soroti Central Police Station.

Odongo said in their police report, one of the eyewitnesses confirmed that Einyu, in the company of o two of his brothers, moved three times to the home of Simon Okello and later used petrol to set fire on the house after breaking the padlocks. The property inside the house was all burnt to ashes.

Police have so far arrested Richard Ekinu, one of Einyu's brothers to help with investigations. According to Odongo, the suspects used Kaberamaido Town Council vehicle registration number LG0006039 which they abandoned at the scene after the fire.

The vehicle has since been driven to Kaberamaido Central Police Station where it is now parked pending investigations into the case.

Kaberamaido Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Jimmy Segawa Ebil has however asked the police to record a statement from the town clerk Peter Erisu on the use of the government vehicle. Ebil says police should expedite their investigations and bring the culprits to book.