Police officers in Nambale Busia County are investigating arson cases at Kisoko village in Nambale sub county done by unknown people under mysteries circumstances. One permanent house was burnt by unknown people on Sunday night resulting in loss of property worth thousands of shillings.
Two other houses were burnt on Wednesday in the same village by unknown people, one at night and another one during the day, leaving the occupants homeless. And on Thursday at dawn, unknown people set ablaze a car belonging to Kisoko catholic parish priest James Otaga.
Otaga narrated that he was asleep when he was woken up by a servant working at the convent, who notified him that his car was on fire, “Yesterday I came from a funeral at around eleven with my fellow priest and because we were so tired, we slept immediately only to be woken up at four in the morning to be told that my car was on fire. I went out immediately and indeed found the front part of the car on fire. With the servant’s assistance, we managed to put off the fire which had already destroyed the front part.”
The priest said he was lucky the fire was contained before spreading to the other car which was next and his house, which is near. “It’s just by God’s grace that the fire didn’t spread to the other car which was next together with our house otherwise all of them could have gone up in flames.”
Nambale sub county OCPD Robert Ndambiri who visited the scene said there seems to be a group of people who are going around setting houses and other property on fire, “We are yet to know the motive of these people but we want to tell them that their days are numbered. They are people from within here and we are working closely with the locals to get hold of them so that they face the full force of law. Like this latest incident, this is a man of God’s car and without fear, they came, used dry grass and set the car on fire.”