Five Family Members Killed In Nwoya In Suspected Arson Attack

Police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the death of the five family members in the suspected arson attack

By Patrick Uma

Five family members where in the wee hours of Thursday morning killed in a suspected arson in Kal parish in Koch Goma sub county, Nwoya district.

Police has identified the dead family members as Kennedy Oketta  alias Wod Aceng 48, his Wife Agnes Apiyo 32, their Children Rebecca Lapolo 6, Gumkura Jonathan 4, and Laker Angel Lucky 2.

Aswa region police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema under whose jurisdiction Nwoya falls said the incident happened at 2 am on Thursday morning.

The family members were sleeping in the same house, police said.

Okema said a suspect, Okot Patrick Ayweri has been arrested as a prime suspect.

The cause of the suspected arson is not yet unknown.

A case of arson has been reported at Gulu Central Police.