A father in Manafwa district is in police custody for allegedly killing his biological son over pieces of pork. The suspect is 42-year-old Anthony Namisiko, a resident of Buwamwibi village in Maefe Sub County in Manafwa district.
He is wanted for killing his eight-year-old son, Joel Wamwibi, a primary one pupil at Maefe Primary school. Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says Namisiko assaulted his son with a stick and iron bar killing him instantly.
Tukei told this publication on Wednesday evening that police received information about the incident from the suspect’s brother, Vincent Malikisi who also doubles as the Gombolola International Security Officer of the area.
He described the incident as regrettable, saying police had handed over the deceased’s body to Mbale Municipal Mortuary for postmortem.
Ahamada Washaki, the Manafwa Resident District Commissioner who visited the scene of crime on Wednesday condemned the father for killing his son over pork. He says information from eye witnesses indicates that Namisiko left eight pieces of pork in the saucepan but only found less upon his return prompting him to pounce on his son.
Violet Malikisi, a niece to the suspect says the community is angry with the suspect, saying they will not welcome him back to the village. He says the suspect first assaulted his wife before he turned on the minor.
Angry residents descended on the suspect’s and slashed his banana plantation, looted his property and torched his semi-permanent house. The suspect’s relatives also took off for fear of being attacked.