A gang of unknown thugs has killed Capt Mike Mukula’s elder cousin brother George Ekochu.
The gang is said to have waylaid Ekochu in Namugongo and killed him. His body was later recovered hours later.
The gang used a blunt object to hit Ekochu before strangling life out of him.
Available reports indicate that Ekochu was killed at about 8pm as he headed to the nearby shop to purchase items for home use.
The shop he had gone to buy the items was located near the Catholic Martyrs Shrine.
But his wife Jocelyn Ekochu realized something unusual after her husband delayed and didn’t return from the shop as expected.
It was not clear why Ekochu was killed but the thugs are thought to have expected to grab some money from Ekochu.
On searching along the path Ekochu had taken Jocelyn came across her husband’s hat. His body was later found in a plantation.
Besides his relationship with Mukula, the Vice Chairman in charge of Eastern for Uganda’s National Resistance Movement (NRM), Ekochu an elder brother to Paul Ekochu, the Chairman of the Media Council.
He is also related to Betty Ekochu who worked for USAID as well as Prof Edward Ekochu who works in the UK as an agriculturalist.
An auditor by training, Ekochu’s father is the late Jonathan Ekochu, a former Principal Private Secretary to Apollo Milton Obote II and Idi Amin. Jonathan Ekochu also worked at State House under Godfrey Binaisa’s Military Council before serving at the Civil Service Commission during Obote II as well as the Public Service Commission under Museveni’s NRM government.
Ekochu will be laid to rest at Omodoi in Asureti Sub County in Soroti.