Police in Bukwo district have arrested three suspects who participated in the murder of Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years on October, 29, 2018 in East Elgon Forest.
It’s alleged that four residents of Kapukorosoi village in Bukwo District have been sending their cattle to East Elgon Forest to freely graze without anybody attending to them. The four including Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years had information that there are people who are stealing their cattle from the forest and selling them.
The four decided to go to the forest to verify the allegations whether it’s true or not. When they reached the forest they got cattle thieves and three of Rev. Augustine’s colleagues started chasing them while making an alarm. The Reverend opted to drive the animals back home.
The alarm his colleagues made attracted nine local residents armed with machetes who responded and on entering the forest; they met the Reverend driving the cattle and mistook him to be a cattle thief. They started beating, striped him naked and cut off his head and hid it.
When the Reverend colleagues returned they met the nine and explained to them what had happened and they inquired whether they had seen him. The nine expressed ignorance of the Reverend’s where about. The three decided to go up to the trading center where they held a meeting and when the nine realized that they had killed an innocent person they started disappear one by one.
The Locals accepted to work with the Police to arrest the nine who murdered the Reverend and so far three suspects have been arrested and confessed to the murder.
The three suspects took Police to where they had hidden the head of the Reverend and it was recovered.
Yesterday (31/10/2018), the headless body was brought from Kitalein Kenya where it was in mortuary and joined together with the head.
The three suspects that have been arrested are Chelop Alfred, Chesur Andrew, Kiplungant Peter.
Police is still tracing for the six suspects who are on the run.