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In Law Accused Of Murdering S6 Student In Bududa

In Law Accused Of Murdering S6 Student In Bududa

Andrew Watetela a resident of Bumakita parish in Nalwaza sub county in Bududa district was on Sunday murdered in cold blood allegedly by his in law following the visitation of Samuel Mashetsa, his in law together with his girlfriend Vivian Wabuyaka who were warmly welcomed into the Andrew’s house.

However shortly after Mashetsa allegedly returned with a panga and hacked Watetela to death.

According to information from neighbours who were at the scene of the crime, Mashetsa Samuel had allegedly wrangled with his wife over her refusal to give him a share of the Parish Development model.

The wife allegedly fled her marital home to Kenya where she is living over the wrangle. However Mashetsa who had been living for close to two months was allegedly bitter with all his in laws whom he suspected to have advised their sister to flee to Kenya.

Meanwhile Peter Wamboko who was one of the people who rescued Wabuyaka said they found when Mashetsa was hacking her in the face.

Peter Wabuko said when he grabbed the machete from Mashetsa, the suspect fled from the scene. However residents rushed Wabuyaka to White House medical clinic in Bunamubi trading center.

Richard Wambete the Bukigai sub county LC 3 chairperson said the incident occurred at the time he was attending a burial ceremony of his relative.

He said they were now on ground to rescue the house of the neighbours from angry members of the deceased’s family.

Meanwhile Milton Kamoti the Bududa LC5 chairman condemned the suspect for taking the law into his hands and condemned further those who had started burning and destroying the property of the suspect and appealed to police to mount a search so as to see the suspect apprehended and arraigned in the courts of law.

This is the third murder case that the sub county has registered in four months and has left the residents worried.

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