By Emmanuel Okwii
What began as an evening of partying and merry making ended in the death of a friend! Menase Losike 19, a student of Mbale Progressive High School had been taken by his friend, Emmanuel Lukoli out for an outing. It was however unfortunate to hear that he attacked his colleague over a sachet of Waragi and stabbed him to death on Friday evening. This happened at Buwalasi View in Northern division in Mbale municipality
According to the Mbale police, the boy who has finally been arrested was denied a sip from the Uganda Waragi sachet that Emmanuel Lukoli, his friend, had bought. This sparked off an argument over the sachet of Waragi that the deceased had bought culminating in the violence.
Ms Diana Nandawula, the Elgon region Police Spokesperson has confirmed the arrest and said the suspect who is now being detained at Mbale Central Police Station will be charged with murder at the close of investigations.
“Our investigations indicate that the cause of the fight could have been drunkenness since both of them were under influence of alcohol by the time of the incident” Ms Nandawula said. She added that the suspect and the deceased had both spent the whole day drinking Uganda Waragi.