Kamuli, Uganda | URN | Police in Kamuli district are holding 37-year-old Mary Nakayima, a resident of Bulangila village in Kamuli municipality over butchering her husband, Paul Binoga who was aged 40 years for denying her conjugal rights.
Binoga was chopped on the head, in stomach area and his private parts also cut.
The suspect who voluntarily handed herself over to police authorities has since been detained at Kamuli central police station awaiting prosecution.
The couples’ six children who share the same room with their parents have also confessed to having witnessed the butchering of their father, but could not seek any help to rescue him since Nakayima had locked the house and directed them not to exit.
It is reported that for several months, the duo had engaged in endless marital battles, with Nakayima accusing Binoga of denying her conjugal rights, which prompted the intervention of local leaders, however, their fights continued to thrive over time.
Neighbors told this publication that during Wednesday 14th, April 2021 night, the two were engaged in a fierce fight with Nakayima accusing the husband of his failure to fulfill marital duties, however, moments later, Binoga was overheard shouting in a faint voice which prompted them to intervene, only to find him lying in a pool of blood.
Eliab Mukose, a resident within the area says that the couple has been known for their endless fights and local leaders had directed them to seek police intervention.
“As a community, we would often attend reconciliation meetings of that particular couple, but their fights were almost reported on a weekly basis despite their frequent commitments to live a harmonious marital life,” he says.
Edisa Nabirye, another resident says that most marriages have several challenges but violence should never be a solution for married couples since it negatively affects the children’s wellbeing in society.
The Busoga north police spokesperson, Michael Kasadha confirms the incident adding that despite their community policing efforts aimed at sensitizing couples on the merits of nurturing peaceful families, they are still registering increased cases of domestic violence due to intolerance by married couples who often take advantage of their spouses’ weaknesses to orchestrate violence.