- During the ritualistic performance, the two biological sons of the complainant were affected, became unconscious and died at the scene.
Police in the eastern district of Soroti have launched a manhunt for one Opoloti Simon , a traditional herbalist who was hired from Kapelebyong district to perform rituals that could help in the recovery of a bull that ended up in the death of two people.
The bull t had been stolen from Emoru Joseph, a 60-year-old peasant of Agaya village, Agirigiroi parish in Soroti district.
According to police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, during the ritualistic performance, the two biological sons of the complainant were affected, became unconscious and died at the scene.
Meaning they had stolen from their father. As a result, the traditional healer, duped the relatives, that he was going to look for herbs that would help the two victims, Etonu Michael 30 years and Okello Levis aged 40 respectively, to regain consciousness.
He however, disappeared and when he was contacted on his phone, he asked for an additional two  million shillings to be able to get herbs to help the two victims regain consciousness but later went into hiding and switched off his phone.
Police say the suspect had no licence from NACOTHA, and is now wanted on two counts of causing death, practicing without a certificate and for extortion of money.
Enanga says the complainant who doubles as a father to the two deceased persons, had earlier reported the theft of his bull at Odudui Police post which was under investigation but sought services of a traditional healer.
Police adds that the complainants sons could have survived if he had followed the due process of the law.