Friday, 8 February 2008
Killed with his brother
Okwera and his older brother Agweto Nyeko were gunned down right infront of their hotel (New Acholi Lodge) on the main street and left there. The bodies were burried at home by family. This happened on or about 17th February 1977 on or about 10 am. This was the same time when those of the late Archbishop were murdered in Kampala. Their death was also in the national news - reported as two persons who were shot while resisting arrest for consealing weapons which were coup plot. Nyeko managed the Hotel which was one of the most popular in town those days. Apparently Okwera was followed by security agents as he walked in the New Acholi Lodge. They tried to forcefully take him with them. When Nyeko saw that he tried to intervene to protect his brother. When they had almost overpowered the agents, the were shot and killed.