Napak Man Kills Brother Over Water Feud

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John Maruk, the area LC I chairperson explains that it all started after Laporo sent the deceased’s daughter for drinking but her father stopped her.

John Laporo, a resident of Kalokengel East village in Naregei parish, Lotome Sub County in Napak district is wanted in connection to the death of his elder brother. Laporo is accused of pelting Mariko Koriang, a father of three to death with a stone on Tuesday evening.

John Maruk, the area LC I chairperson explains that it all started after Laporo sent the deceased’s daughter for drinking but her father stopped her. Koriang reportedly advised his young brother to marry so that he can be supported all the time. Maruk says this didn’t go down well with the suspect. He says the suspect picked up a stick to beat up the minor, which forced his father to intervene leading to a fight between the duo.
 
According to Maruk, Laporo was over powered by Koriang forcing him to stones to attack him. He explains that Laporo picked up a huge stone and hit the deceased on the head, which left him unconscious. Having realized he had weakened him, the suspect picked up a bow and arrow started slicing the mouth of the deceased.
 
He later stabbed him in the chest using a spear until he breathed his last. The suspect fled into hiding and is still at large. Michael Ilukol, the in charge of the crime desk at Napak police station describes the incident as unfortunate. He attributes the misunderstanding between the two siblings to alcoholism saying drinking water could not lead to death.

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Nahaman Ojwee, the Napak Resident District Commissioner says alcohol abuse has gone beyond the limits. He says that even students carry alcohol into classes and consume it during lessons.
 
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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.