Investigate Akobwait killings, Busia governor tells security agencies

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By Reuben Olita.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged security agencies to investigate spates of killings in Akobwait village in Teso South Sub County that spans over six years.

The Governor’s appeal came following the recent killing of Leonaria Nafuna Nyongesa who was murdered by unknown people in her house, in a bizarre incident that has shocked the residents of the village.
Addressing mourners during her burial on Saturday May 25, the governor said it appears the killers are people who hail from within the vicinity.
” We cannot sit and watch innocent people lose their lives because of a few individuals who don’t value the sanctity of human life, thus the need to nab the killers, ” he said.
In 2013, a gang of people raided the same village killing three people including the then caretaker at the Office of the President at Harambee House Mr Linus Otolim. The reign of terror left scores of people injured.
Speaking earlier at the burial of Mama Cornelia Sindani,94, in the same sub location, the Governor said funds have started trickling in and it’s now systems go to ensure development projects are executed to the letter.
He said the National Treasury has released Sh40m out of Sh118m education bursary and which will be due for disbursement next week.
On health, the Governor said funds for purchase of equipment in dispensary and health centres will also be ready by next week, adding that distribution of Sh54m worth of drugs is also still on-going.
“My Government is on the right track in delivering its mandate. I want at the end of my term to receive accolades from residents that I have tried, ” he said.