A woman and two children were on Friday found dead in their grass thatched hut in Bata village in Abalanga parish, Alwa sub-county, Kaberamaido district.
A woman and two children were on Friday found dead in their grass thatched hut in Abata village in Abalanga parish, Alwa sub-county, Kaberamaido district.
The deceased have been identified as Molly Atim (30), and the two children Sarah Aguro and Brenda Agero. The two girls were 13 years old and pupils at Ominai Primary School.
The deceased were discovered by the head of the homestead Richard Aridu. Aridu had spent Thursday night in his first wife\'s hut in the same homestead.
Aridu said that he became concerned on Friday morning when Atim did not open her hut to start the day. After trying several times to wake the family up, he broke down the door and found them dead.
Molly, childless at the time of her death, was intended to be his second wife. The couple had not yet formalised their relationship.
The two teenage girls are cousins. Sarah Aguro is Orida\'s second child by his first wife identified as Immaculate Apina (42). Brenda Agero is Aridu\'s niece, the daughter of his brother but she had lived in the homestead for many years.
Aridu told neighbours and police that his daughter Aguro prepared the family meal on Thursday night that they all ate from. The family shared a meal of Atap (a local bread made from Cassava, Millet or Sorghum) and beans before retiring for the night.
Alfred Dabond Enangu, Alwa LC 3 chairperson, confirmed the incident.
The OC CID Kaberamaido police station Tommy Opio said a post mortem examination conducted on the deceased indicated that they had been poisoned. The post mortem was conducted on the scene by a surgeon and results released Friday afternoon.
Opio said no suspects had been arrested yet.
The family is now waiting for the arrival of Atim\'s relatives from Dokolo district. Culture in Alwa village dictates that Aridu will have to marry Atim before she is buried. Aridu is a Kumam while Atim was a Langi.
NB: Please note many changes have been made to the story as more facts have become available.