Police in Kapchorwa district has arrested five members of the same family over murder.

The arrested are Esther Cherop 20, Chadrak Cherop 19, Lucius Chemtai 18, Martin Soyeko 17 and their mother, Beatrice Chellangat.

“We have arrested five family members on allegations of killing their family head,” said Rogers Taitika, the police spokesperson Sipi region.

The deceased has been identified as Andrew Satya, 50, who was killed by stabbing using a knife on Thursday night.

All the suspects are residents of Sisiya village kapteret West division in Kapchorwa municipality.

Taitika revealed that, “The family allegedly accused the late for marrying a second wife.”

The body of the deceased has been taken to Kapchorwa hospital for postmortem.

The five suspects held at Kapchorwa central police station are to be charged of Murder on file number CRB 22/2018.


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