Unidentified Woman Found Dead in Napak

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Residents on Sunday were shocked to discover the corpse of unidentified woman at the general grazing area in Napak district. The remains of the woman believed to be in the mid 30’s were recovered by a joint Bokora and Jie pastoralists group in the area looking after animals.

Residents on Sunday were shocked to discover the corpse of unidentified woman at the general grazing area in Napak district.
 
The remains of the woman believed to be in the mid 30’s were recovered by a joint Bokora and Jie pastoralists group in the area looking after animals. The incident happened at Kakapelim village, Akalale parish in Lokopo Sub County, some 56 kilometres East of Moroto town.
 
However, the concerned herdsmen quickly alerted their colleagues with alarms which attracted among otherrs by-passers to the scene from the surrounding villages.
 
They asserted that the woman could have been murdered elsewhere and her body dumped at the grazing area by unknown assailants.
 
Frank Tumwesigye, the Police Commandant-Napak district confirms that the remains are of a woman. He explains that woman was found dead and most of her body missing purportedly mauled by hyenas. He does not rule out the possibility that the remains could be one of the several missing person  cases being handled by security agencies in Napak adding that no complaint has been filed across the police posts in the district. He notes that investigations are being carried out by the police to establish the killers and their motive.
 
This is the second woman to be found dead in a spate of seven days after one was found dead near Matany trading centre.
 
Meanwhile, in Kapchorwa, Tukuno village, Kween district a housewife identified as Doreen Chemonges was on Saturday murdered by her family members of her late husband. They claimed that she (deceased) participated in killing their son in December 2013. Police is still tracing for the killers who have gone into hiding.

 

About the author

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.