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Over 135  Huts Torched In Zombo Over murder Of a Prominent Businessman

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By Mike Rwothomio

Following the reported murder of The chairperson Zombo Tea Growers Cooperative union Jimmy Okello yesterday evening,  His family and relatives retaliated by setting alight 139  huts from the three villages of people they suspected to have orchestrated his murder.

According to the LC3 Chairperson Of Aka Sub-county Brian Oromcan, ” The 139 huts were set alight  from the three villages of  Agulu, Akol and Gwok Nyeri in Abanga Parish Aka Subcounty”.

Okello Jimmy was waylaid and killed using rudimentary tools in the evening of August 10th according to his wife Jane Giramia.

” He was Hit and cut with pangas, he was badly killed by those people, we had a child in the university and others are in secondary school,  I don’t know why some one would do that to my husband”, Giramia told this Publication.

The District councilor of Zeu Sub-County Roy Masendi said ” The  huts were burnt  yesterday evening and today morning until police from Paidha and  and UPDF  from Got Laju responded”.

He added that ” many people are homeless and some shops were also razed down by the irate community. One person is admitted at Zeu Health center III as I talk now but the situation is calm now”.
The Zombo District CID Moureen Kitimbo  briefly  confirmed the deployment of their team on the ground. In march this year, more than 70 huts were also set alight in Paidha Sub-County in retaliation,  following the mysterious murder of two persons with hearing impairment.
The community have reported escalating clashes between the two rival community this Saturday morning with no security presence.
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