By Roselyne Obala and Sammy Jakaa
Four people among them a newly wed couple were brutally killed on Wednesday night in Mt Elgon District by unknown assailants.
Tension is high in Kipiyieto village, Nomorio location as locals tried to come to terms with the shocking incident.
Western PPO Alfred Ombaba said an unknown number of people attacked the couple at about 8pm on Wednesday night and left.
Ombaba noted that the deceased, aged 23 and 19 respectively were slashed to death while having supper in their house under mysterious circumstances.
“Two brothers were also shot dead a few meters away from the scene at a nearby maize plantation,” he said.
He said they two were shot and their throats slit by the same gang that attacked the couple.
He said one of the two was a Standard Seven pupil at Korsok primary school.
The PPO said a team of detectives has been dispatched to the region to investigate the incident.
Ombaba said two of the deceased were witnesses in a murder case, and they are investigating to establish if there is a link.
Area MP Fred Kapondi condemned the incident and urged the Government to move with speed and apprehend the culprits to solve the mysterious killings.
He noted that Mt Elgon is a sensitive region healing from past atrocities committed against residents by members of Sabaot Lands Defense Force (SPLF).