Police in Teso South, Busia County are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man who was allegedly murdered by his brother’s son over a land dispute at Aciit village in Teso South constituency.
The body of Abisancio Opili was found along a pathway near his home after he was allegedly killed using a machete by his 22-year-old stepson, police and villagers said.
Teso South sub-county Police Commander Stephen Kimunya said the matter was reported by the Chief of Apegei location Maurice Nyakol who called the police to the scene of the incident.
Police who visited the scene said they found visible injuries on Opili’s body, and were able to establish that he had fought over the protracted land dispute with the suspected assailant.
Opili’s body was taken to Alupe sub-county hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem as investigations into the matter commenced.
Area Member of Parliament Mary Emaase cautioned members of the public against killing each other over land disputes, urging them to seek the intervention of the government administration to settle their squabbles.
Such incidents have been on the rise in the area.