Security organs are investigating the circumstances under which suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers killed Charles Okello Jinamoi, LCI Chairperson Akelem Village in Okuti Parish, Orom East Sub County, Kitgum district.
The cattle rustlers, suspected to be four in number, reportedly invaded Kaminto in Dala Village on Wednesday.
According to available information, the Jinamoi was returning from his garden on Wednesday evening when he was waylaid and stabbed to death by the suspected cattle rustlers.
The female Councilor Orom East Grace Auma says it is not known what time the rustlers sneaked down from the hills and killed Okello, but that his body was found at around 7 pm by his colleagues who were searching for him.
According to Bruno Nelson the LCIII Chairperson of Orom East, the Karamojong have so far killed three people in the greater Orom Sub-county since the year began.
He says that one of the victims was a child who died after a hut he and his siblings were sleeping in was set ablaze. The parents of the children had reportedly gone for a marriage ceremony.
The Karamojong warriors are also accused of looting over 100 cattle and more than 500 goats in the sub-county in the past three months.