The suspects are Patrick Balitwaha and John Byaruhanga both fishermen attached to Kijangi landing site in Mbegu parish, Kabaale sub county in Hoima district.
A fisherman heading for fishing on the Lake Albert waters.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
fishermen have been arrested for allegedly killing their colleague. The suspects are Patrick Balitwaha and John
Byaruhanga both fishermen attached to Kijangi landing site in Mbegu parish,
Kabaale sub-county in Hoima district.
It is alleged that the suspects while on Lake Albert attacked and stabbed to
death Samuel Warom 20, a fisherman attached to Mbegu landing site.
After stabbing him, they dumped his body in the lake. The incident happened at
around 10 p.m near Mbegu landing site. The motive for attacking and killing the
deceased is not yet known.
Suleiman Waaku, the Mbegu landing site LCI Chairperson says that before Warom
died, he sounded an alarm that attracted the attention of other fishermen who
were also on the lake.
Waaku says that as they rushed to rescue him, they found he had already been
killed and his body dumped in the lake.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that the police is
searching for two other two suspects.
Warom’s body was on Saturday evening retrieved from the lake by fellow fishermen.
Last week, suspected Congolese Militiamen raided the lake Albert waters and
shot three Ugandan fishermen. The
incident happened near Senjojo landing site in Buhuka parish Kyangwali Sub
County in Kikuube district.