In Summary
  • Okwero was walking home together with a relative identified as Henrica Mukhule aged 50 years.
  • Butula OCPD Stephen Wambua said that Mr Okwero succumbed to head and neck injuries at Khunyangu Sub-County Hospital.
  • Mr Wambua said police have launched investigations to unravel the cause of the murder.

Two people were killed on Tuesday night in Kanjala, Butula Sub-County in an incident suspected to have been fuelled by love gone sour.

Boniface Okwero, 64, was hit on the head and neck with a wooden plank by an attacker whose identity is yet to be known.

He was walking home together with a relative identified as Henrica Mukhule aged 50 years from Bukati Sub-Location.

Butula OCPD Stephen Wambua said that Mr Okwero succumbed to head and neck injuries at Khunyangu Sub-County Hospital.

“After roughing up the man, the attacker turned on the woman, hit her and left her with serious injuries. Member of the public then confronted the attacker as he tried to escape and lynched him. Mr Okwero died at Khunyangu Hospital as he was being attended to,” he said.

The bodies of the two are lying at Busia County Referral hospital mortuary.

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