Ochora told URN that members of the public and including him became suspicious when the kiosk door remained closed for several hours as opposed to the previous days. He explained that he used a spare key to open the kiosk door only to find the two lying dead on their bellies on a table inside the kiosk.
David Ongom Mudong.
Two teenagers have suffocated to death in a kiosk in Pabbo Sub County
Amuru district. The dead have been
identified as 16-year-old Bosco Ayella and 15-year-old William Kakanyero.
lifeless bodies were found on Thursday morning lying in a kiosk belonging to
Walter Ochora, a local businessman in Labala Trading Centre in Pabbo Sub County
where they have been running an eatery.
Ochora told URN that members of the public and including him became
suspicious when the kiosk door remained closed for several hours as opposed to
the previous days. He explained that he used a spare key to open the kiosk
door only to find the two lying dead on their bellies on a table inside the
The also a burning charcoal stove with boiling beans on top probably
the two were preparing for the day’s business. A team of detectives from Pabbo
Police Station led by John Ocen visited the scene and retrieved the bodies and
delivered them to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Gulu City for postmortem.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Regional Police Spokesperson, said police in
Amuru is investigating a case of sudden death. He, however, says that preliminary
findings indicate that the two might have choked to death due to poor
ventilation resulting from the fumes from the charcoal stove.
He also revealed that they are investigating Ochora for child labour and
negligence leading to the death of the teenagers. This is the third person to
die in Pabbo Sub County this year due to choking.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc