4 Year-Old Killed as Jilted Dad Sets House On Fire

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Apamaku adds that Okono bolted the door firmly, before setting the house ablaze. Fire engulfed the hut in several seconds only to realize after that he had killed his own daughter not the rival and the wife. He was arrested by angry residents who handed him to the police.

A four year-old girl was on Sunday night burnt to ashes as her jilted father set their family hut ablaze.

The man had intended to kill his wife and another man whom he suspected were making love inside the mud and wattle structure. The incident occurred 72 kilometers South of Moroto town in Moruita Sub County, Nakapiripirit district.

Police have identified the deceased as Sikolastika Kikwang a daughter to Mariko Okono (40) and Joyce Ngiro (32).

Cox Apamaku, the District Police Commander- Nakapiripirit explains that Okono flew into a rage when he was tipped that his wife was locked up with another man in their hut at around 9.00pm. Okono then took off to his heels to their home that was half a kilometer away to destroy the suspected love birds.

Apamaku adds that Okono bolted the door firmly, before setting the house ablaze. Fire engulfed the hut in several seconds only to realize after that he had killed his own daughter not the rival and the wife. He was arrested by angry residents who handed him to the police.

Irene Aceng, the Karamoja Police spokesperson urges men to desist from such monstrous acts adding that this was a matter that could be handled by the local leaders and the police with investigations.

Meanwhile, the Police in Nakapiripirit district is holding four suspects believed to have murdered Aleper Esiya a resident of Nakiloro village in Namalu Sub County. The deceased was reportedly murdered and dumped in Komuriapus dam, 108 kilometers from Moroto town.

Those arrested have been identified as Losiye Koumo, Lomulo Lolem, Lokunoi Nangiro and Teko Mariko.

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.