The Territorial Police in Kyegegwa has submitted the casefile of a husband who murdered his wife, over the use of family planning, and stuffed her body in their marital bed for 4 days, to the RSA for further perusal and probable sanctioning. The facts gathered indicated that Innocent Kibwetere, a 47 year old, peasant of Bujunjura, Ruhangire parish, allegedly hit his wife with a blunt object, which caused an acute brain injury, that killed her instantly, on the night of 11.11.2022. The suspect became aggressive after learning that his wife, Twikirize Ronious, aged 25 had started using family planning, following an earlier miscarriage.
After 4 days with the stuffed body of the deceased, the suspect called his sister-in-law on the 15.11.2022, and then told her how he had killed her sister, during a domestic fight.
The matter was reported at Kazinga police, who responded and recovered the body of the victim and took it to Kyegegwa Hospital for further post mortem. The suspect was also arrested and subjected to medical examination. He was found to be normal and well oriented, and is to be charged with murder.
The incident above shows that there are people in society who have lost the sense of humanity and respect of others. We continue to advise partners in toxic or violent domestic settings, to always seek help from the Child and Family Protection Unit, the nearest Police Station, Probation offices or NGOs advocating for family rights when it is still early. Remember it is your life and not any others.
SCP Enanga Fred
21st November 2022