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Four Livestock traders from Mbale city shot dead in Amudat District

05 February, 2024

Suspected Pokot warriors have shot dead four livestock traders from Mbale city in Amudat district.

The gruesome murder occurred on Sunday at around 3:30 pm after the unknown warriors with bows and arrows stopped a Toyota Harrier Reg. No. UBP 601Q and shot dead all four occupants along Lemusui Road within Akonguyo village, Amudat Sub County.

The deceased are, Umaru Binyota,34, the proprietor of Namunsi Meat Supply butcheries, Umaru Walime,40, Aramathan Boy,25, and Abasi Mubaje,28, all residents of Mbale City.

Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident stating that a team of detectives visited the scene together with a canine and collected tangible evidence.

He says that the detectives also recorded witness statements to support the investigation process. He said the bodies have been conveyed to Amudat Hospital mortuary for postmortem waiting to be collected by the relatives. Longole says the motive the murder is yet to be established.