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Unknown Thugs Kill Farm Laborer, Dump Body in Dam

Nanzuka, who owns the 15-acre farm, says that he last met the deceased on Sunday evening. He, however, says that he was surprised that the deceased delayed to report for work on Monday and he waited for him all day in vain. Nanzuka says that he was surprised to see that the deceased delayed to report to the farm, his duty station on Monday, but he waited for him all day in vain.
16 Feb 2021 19:02

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Unknown thugs have killed a farm labourer and dumped his body in a dam in Luweero district. Julius Kintu Amooti, 35 met his death on the farm belonging to Isaac Nanzuka Musisi in Kirangira village in Luweero Sub County.    

Nanzuka, who owns the 15-acre farm, says that he last met the deceased on Sunday evening. 

He, however, says that he was surprised that the deceased delayed to report for work on Monday and he waited for him all day in vain.

  According to Nanzuka, this triggered his suspicion prompting him to check the deceased’s house on Monday evening but still did not find him. 

On Tuesday morning, the deceased’s wife, Zaitun Nansamba stumbled on her husband’s body floating in the dam on the farm. She spoke to URN about the incident.  

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//Cue in: "Nnengenda ewa chairman...

Cue out: ...nnebamusuula ku dam."//

Police retrieved the deceased’s bruised body from the dam and took the body to Luweero hospital for postmortem. 

Although police are, yet to establish the motive behind Amooti’s murder, Nanzuka suspects it has to do with the dispute on the land hosting the farm.

   

She says some people are claiming ownership of the farmland. The incident comes a week after a 10-year-old boy drowned in a dam in Gayaaza village in the neighbouring Sub County of Butuntumula while fetching water with his friends.

Salim Zimula Sserunkuuma, the Kakabala Parish Councillor in Butuntumula Sub County, who witnessed the recovery of the bodies, says there is a gap in the safety of people around the dams.   //Cue in: "Ate ku mbeera...

Cue out: ....obulamu bw’omuntu okugenda"//