Murdered Ojaamong’s diehard supporter laid to rest in Amukura


Busia Governor-elect  Sospeter Ojaamong’s diehard supporter  Alfred Taabu,  whose tortured body was found floating on River Suo in Nambale  last week  was laid to rest on Saturday at his Achunet home,  Amukura Division in  Teso South.

Taabu, 52, was murdered by unknown  people over his  alleged  political stand. Those who found the  body said they retrieved from his pocket   the Governor’s portrait and contacts of his friends and relatives.

The deceased brother Dr Quinto Imamai  said  Taabu’s death was reminiscent to that of IEBC ICT  manager  Chris  Msando who  was tortured before being killed by unknown people.

Ojaamong in a message of condolence  delivered to the family through his  County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture  Dr Moses Osia  said  Taabu was  his   very close  friend.

Dr Osia  said Taabu was indeed the Governor’s confidant. ” When I went to deliver the Governor’s  message  after receiving the news of his death I found the wall to his   house filled with  Governor’s posters.

I talked to Taabu for the last time  on August 3rd, 2017 when he called me through his friend’s telephone number  seeking some help. As my classmate and a close friend I complied,” he said.

ODM County youth  League chairman James Anyango described Taabu as a close friend, adding that he had expressed fears that his life was in danger. He pledged to pay fees for  the deceased daughter  Brenda Nyesi who is a student at Apokor Secondary School.

Amukura Central MCA-elect Moses Ouma  also pledged to educate the deceased  son  Andrew Ikemer who is a  form three student at Apokor Secondary School.

Taabu’s friend Enaga King said he met him last during election campaigns. He pledged Sh10,000  for purchase of iron sheets for the deceased widow.

The funeral committee chairman Peter Dao said  the family is  waiting for the postmortem results  which is still in the hands of Nambale police.

Photos:  Amukura Central ward MCA  Moses Ouma

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