Kampala, Uganda | URN | Katwe Police is holding a woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over sexual assault in Ggangu, Makindye Division in Kampala on Saturday 24, July 2021.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire identified the deceased as Siraj who was stabbed to death by Saidat Naiga. The suspect was rescued by the local authorities from an angry mob after the incident.
Police preliminary findings have indicated that the trouble was started by the deceased who was drunk, allegedly tried to forcefully have sex with the suspect which she declined prompting a fight.
We have since established according to eyewitnesses, that when she declined the husband’s attempt to eject her from the house and the fight ensued, the suspect picked a knife that she used to stab the deceased to death, said Owoyesigyire.
Owoyesigyire explains that police detectives who visited the scene recovered the alleged murder weapon and exhibited it for analysis while the body of the deceased was conveyed to the city mortuary in Mulago for a postmortem.
This latest sexual assault incident comes at a time when the police have been registering a number of domestic violence cases on a daily basis during the second lockdown.
“We want to urge couples to desist from using violence as a solution to every problem experienced in their families and to always consult local authorities if violence continues in their families,” said Owoyesigyire.
More than 4,460 people were killed in 2020, according to the Criminal Investigation Directorate. Of these, only 160 were by use of guns while the rest were by stabbing, hacking or poisoning.