By Judith Nasenya
A man has been strangled to death for allegedly housing his brother who had eloped with another man’s wife.
Moses Kimwero, 51 was this morning 16th February 16, 2021 found dead in his mud and wattle house in Mututu Cell, Wakhwaba Upper Ward in Bugema/Nauyo Town Council in Mbale City.
A neighbor who discovered the lifeless body told this reporter that he became suspicious when it reached 8:00AM and the deceased’s door was still closed.
“I pushed the door open only to find my neighbor dead and lying on the floor,” the neighbor who asked to be anonymous said.
The son to the deceased narrated to police that he heard his father cry at night but when he got out, the crying had stopped, so he went back to his house. In the morning, he moved to work only to be informed a few hours later that his father had been killed.
However, witnesses say the deceased could have been killed mistakenly. They say, the target was actually Wamoto, his brother who had eloped with another man’s wife and was living with him in the same house.
However, at the time of the murder, Wamoto and the woman he eloped with were not in the house.
According to CID officer, Nauyo Police Station, Julius Byansi, preliminary investigations show that the deceased was strangled.
“We found nail marks on the late’s neck and there were signs of a struggle in the room,” Byansi said.
He also revealed that prior to this murder; Wamoto (the adulterer) had been warned severally by the woman’s husband to stay off his wife. The husband is also said to have claimed that the wife fled his home with Shs1million which he wanted back.
“Yesterday, 15th February, 2021, the same husband came back and warned Wamoto to stay away from his wife and demanding his money. He warned that if he doesn’t get back both his wife and money they were going to see what will happen,” Byansi said.
By the time of filing this story, the body had been taken Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for a postmortem examination.
The suspect in this murder is still at large.