The family of a 70-year-old alleged to have been killed by the government security in Kapoeta north county demanded his body to be released to them for proper burial. The man identified as Ariamuluka Lolepete was killed last week in a circumstance this station has not independently verified.
Authority the accused the deceased of hiding suspects being sought by the security. An eyewitness gave horrific accounts of the circumstances says he was tortured and did not say anything to the forces interrogating him.
The incident has caused high tension between the relatives and authorities as they seek justice for death of father.
One of the family members, Moses Kere, who spoke to Singaita FM, says his uncle’s death is a crime because he is innocent, and whoever carried out the act must face justice.
“I don’t know about this; let the government know that they are the ones who killed my uncle. Let them see what to do am asking if someone is killed without committing any crime, what should be done? If we say let them pay, what will they pay that will fit our hearts.”
He called on the government to release his body so that they conduct a proper burial.
Joseph Losike, the paramount chief of Kapoeta North, described the late Ariamuluka Lolepete as a great man and a loving person.
He strongly condemns the demises of Lolepete at the hands of security forces.
“When forces went, this old man woke up and refused to listen to the forces when they asked, and the soldiers beat him a lot and it could have been they take him to custody for investigation.”
The commissioner of Kapoeta North County has called on the family to remain calm as they investigate the circumstance.
Hon. Emmanuel Lolimo Epone appealed to the grieved family to give the government time to investigate the incident.
“Am appealing to the family of the late let them be calm and accept that the late has gone we requested for the meeting may be in one week time we will be able to talk to the relatives and address them about it.”
He says the death wasn’t intentional but the county government want to find the truth and ensure that the late life is compensated.
Hon Lolimo urges for calm and requests the public to embrace peace and stop taking the law into their hands.