According to Mrs. Jenifer Shikuku Ford, the four months old calf was last seen grazing outside the suspect’s compound before it went missing on Saturday afternoon.
She said her efforts with help of her children and neighbours to search for it were unsuccessful, “We searched for it until 10pm but it was nowhere to be seen. We gave up that day, but woke up at 5am on Sunday to continue the search,” explained Mrs. Ford.
She said they later spotted trails of blood which led to Mr. Fred Wawire’s house and when they entered the house, they were shocked to find the remains of the calf.
The shocked villagers believe the suspect stole the calf and took it to his house before slaughtering it.
“We were shocked to find fried meat on a sufuria inside Wawire’s house,” said Mrs Ford, adding the calf’s head was found hidden in a corner in the suspect’s house.
The incident attracted a huge crowd of area residents who were left bemused by the man’s bizarre action.
Wawire, who admitted that he killed the animal, was arrested and taken to Lumakanda police station.