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