David Oyite Ojok, another poultry farmer in Ongedo has also lost ten chickens to the disease. The farmers say that they are treating the disease with pounded guava leaves and Tse-Tse flies repellents, which are believed to cure the disease.
A 60-year-old Margret Auma, a grandmother in the village living with 16 children says they are forced to trek more than 6 kilometers of distance to fetch water from a nearby borehole in a neighboring sub-county.
Richard Tek-kwo a resident of Mede Village in Oroko Parish which is greatly hit by the shortage says his family are depending on water harvested from rain and open springs in order to adhere to the Health Ministry`s guidelines.
The deceased, a resident of Ongedo village, in Palaro Sub County, was hacked to death at the height of a protracted land dispute with one George Odong, who was later arrested as a prime suspect. It is alleged that on April 26 at around 5:45 pm, Odong led seven of his accomplices who were armed with sharp and lethal objects and descended on Olum, in order to repossess the disputed land.