Moroto Aspirant Murder Suspects Charged

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In short
Prosecution accuses the five suspects of killing a National Resistance Movement aspirant for LC 5 Councillor for Nadunget sub-county.

Moroto Grade One Magistrate, Grace Balintuma has remanded five suspects on charges of murdering a National Resistance Movement party aspirant in October.
The five were charged before the court, and were not allowed to enter plea because of the nature of the offence.
The suspects include Akudo Lote and Lokiru Ilukol who are the main suspects. Others are Paul Komarem and Local Defence personnel Emmanuel Lochan and Peter Lotyang.

Court heard that around 1st October 2015, the suspects and others still large while at Nachogorom village in Moroto district killed Raphel Eritoi, a political aspirant for LC 5 Councillor for Nadunget sub-county.

The group was remanded to Moroto Central Prisons till 4th December, 2015. 


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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.