Manafwa Murder Suspects Transferred to Kireka

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Diana Nandawula, the Elgon Regional police spokesperson confirms the development saying the group is being interrogated at Kireka.

Several suspects arrested in connection with the murders in Manafwa district have been transferred to Kireka for further questioning. The suspects include Samuel Masette alias Habib Watakha, an accountant at Moroto Referral Hospital Accountant, Richard Mukholi, Peter Wamusi, Jowelo Nambale, Fred Wamimbi, Victor Munialo, John Wasibukhu and John Muluga, all residents of Manafwa district.

Diana Nandawula, the Elgon Regional police spokesperson confirms the development saying the group is being interrogated at Kireka. She says the suspects were taken to Kampala on orders of the Deputy Director for Criminal Investigations.

Nandawula says police has already slapped several charges on Masette, who seems to be the prime suspect murders. She explains that the accountant is facing murder, attempted murder and threatening violence among others.

Nandawula says police will not rest until they get viable clues to resolve the killings that have marred Manafwa district of recent.  At least four people have been killed and more than five others injured in Sibanga Sub County in Manafwa District.

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.