Julius Wafula, a resident of Mbehenyi village in Masaba sub-county is accused of strangling to death Fredrick Wekesa, a resident of Muwenjere village in Masaba sub-county on Thursday at Mbehenyi trading centre.
in Busia District is hunting for a man who allegedly strangled his colleague to
death over 1,000 shillings.
Wafula, a resident of Mbehenyi village in Masaba sub-county is accused of
strangling to death Fredrick Wekesa, a resident of Muwenjere village in Masaba
sub-county on Thursday at Mbehenyi trading centre.
It is reported
that Wafula refused to pay the deceased 1,000 shillings after losing a game of Ludo. When Wekesa demanded
the money, the suspect grabbed him and a fight ensued.
Moses Motte, an eyewitness says that Wafula warned the deceased not to
demand 1,000 Shillings, but when the deceased insisted that he wants the money,
Wafula forcefully grabbed and strangled him.
Kangali the Defense Secretary of Bumera village appealed to relevant authorities
to intervene and stop youth from gambling.
//Cue in: “Hubaboleeranga bahole…
out:…mukobi lya lukumi”//
The deceased’s father, Joseph Makokha, says that his son left him home and went
to the trading centre. Makokha says that when his son returned home he complained
of pain in the neck.
Wekesa was rushed to Masafu General Hospital where he died shortly after he was
Cue out:…emasafu namala affa”//
Didas Byaruhanga, the Busia District Police Commander says that they are looking for Wafula as police carry out investigations.