Man Arrested For Killing 10 Year-Old girl

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Police have arrested a man believed to have killed a 10 year-old after he allegedly defiled her in Nakapiripirit district.

Police have arrested a man believed to have killed a 10 year-old after he allegedly defiled her in Nakapiripirit district.
 
Nangiro Ekoel (19) allegedly killed Bridget Losimu on December 24 and dumped her body in a nearby pond in Nataparengan village. He was found hiding out in Acerer village located along Moroto-Nakapiripirit road. Both are residents of Nakobekobe village, Nabilatuk Sub County in Nakapiripirit district.
 
Irene Aceng, the Karamoja Police spokesperson confirms the arrest and detention of Ekoel. She explains that on the fateful day, the deceased left her village to pick wood-ash in Napongea village. Ekoel was sighted following Losimu before the girl disappeared. Her body was discovered by several women who had gone to wash clothes. 
 
Aceng adds the accused was later handed over to police by his relatives.  She says the suspect will be produced in court as soon as investigations are complete.
 
John Lorot, the District Chairperson Nakapiripirit condemns the murder of the minor and asks police to quickly get to the bottom of the matter.
 
A post-mortem carried out on the deceased reveals Losimu was hit on the head with a blunt object that fractured the skull. It also shows that she was sexually assaulted. 

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.