Assitant Chief’s home torched in row over COVID-19 protocols

Assistant Chief of Yenga sub-location in Ugenya sub-county Mr. Richard Ooko Osiago spent his Friday night in the cold with his entire family after his home was torched by boda boda operators last night.

The administrator’s home was raided by the boda boda operators who torched four houses after he allegedly blocked them from holding a funeral night vigil for their colleague who had passed on.

According to the Chief of Ukwala location Mr. Michael Owuor Osodo, the Assistant Chief had informed them that the current COVID-19 regulations don’t allow funeral night vigils, an issue that irked them.

He stated that the boda boda operators who were from Sega town had earlier attacked the Assistant Chief before going to his home where they torched his main house, his son’s house, a kitchen and store later in the evening.

Mr. Osodo who confirmed the incident stated however that the Assistant Chief was lucky because he was away by the time they stormed his home to look for him before they torched the houses.

The Chief, who condemned the heinous act, stated that the Assistant Chief was then forced to rush to the nearby Siranga Police Post where he was provided with officers to give him protection.

Meanwhile a search for arsonists has been launched as investigations begin into the matter.

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