The death of a 66-year-old man, who was allegedly killed by his brother’s son over a land dispute at Aciit village in Teso South constituency on Saturday night, has prompted police in Teso South, Busia County, to launch an investigation.
The man’s body, officially known as Abisancio Opili, was discovered next to his house on a walkway after he was allegedly hacked to death with a machete by Kevin Omusolo, his 22-year-old stepson.
The incident was reported by the Chief of Apegei location Maurice Nyakol, who sent the police to the scene, according to Teso South sub-county Police Commander Stephen Kimunya.
According to the police chief, the officers discovered apparent injuries on Mr. Opili’s body and were able to prove that he had engaged in combat with Omusolo over the protracted land dispute.
The mortuary at the Alupe Sub-County Hospital has received Opili’s remains and is holding it till an investigation into the incident is conducted.
In the meantime, local MP Mary Emaase has warned the community against killing one another over land disputes and urged them to seek the government’s administration’s help to resolve their disagreements.