Agnes Nandede, a resident of Buhahanga cell in Bukiiyi sub county Sironko district went missing from her home last week but her lifeless body was found floating on Buhahanga water source on Monday morning by some people who had gone to draw water.
Police in Sironko district is investigating circumstances
under which an 82-year-old woman was murdered and her body dumped in a water
The victim, Agnes Nandede, a resident of Buhahanga cell in Bukiiyi
sub county Sironko district allegedly went missing from her home last week; her lifeless body was found floating on Buhahanga water source on Monday
morning by some people who had gone to draw water.
Her body was retrieved from the water well by Police with the help of the community members.
According to residents in the area, they have been looking
for the deceased since last week after she went missing from her home only to
find her floating on a water source whose water they use for domestic purposes.
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson confirmed
the incident and said that police have already started investigations into the
matter to ascertain the cause of Nandede’e death and the people behind it to be charged with murder.
He said that such murders of old people happen because of
their wealth especially land and they are killed and dumped in such places like
water sources to sabotage the evidence.
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Nandede’s body has been taken to Mbale city mortuary for
postmortem as investigations continue.
Bureau Chief Elgon/Bukedi
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.