Luwero, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Law enforcement authorities in Luwero have detained Grace Namanya, a 33-year-old commercial sex worker, in connection with the alleged stabbing death of her client during a dispute over payment.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Sunday 30, July 2023 night at approximately 10 pm in Nankulabye trading center, Bamunanika sub-county, Luwero district. The victim, Moses Bakka, aged 45 and a resident of the same village, succumbed to the injuries sustained during the altercation with the sex worker.
Sam Twiineamazima, the Savannah Regional police spokesperson, revealed that initial investigations indicate Bakka visited Namanya’s residence and offered her Shs 4,000 for sexual services, but she insisted on a payment of Shs 10,000.
A disagreement ensued, leading to a physical confrontation during which Namanya reportedly grabbed a kitchen knife and fatally stabbed Bakka near the eye area. The authorities from Bamunanika police station promptly responded to the scene and discovered Bakka’s lifeless body.
The suspect managed to flee the scene but was later apprehended at a hideout in Kikyusa town. Eriab Ssemanda, the LC I chairman of Nankulabye, disclosed that the deceased left behind three children from a previous marriage.
In a separate incident last week, the police arrested William Lugemwa, 45, and his wife Jesca Payesu, 35, both residents of Kigavu village in Luwero sub-county, for their alleged involvement in the death of their seven-month-old baby, Immaculate Samanya. The child’s demise occurred during a fight triggered by allegations of infidelity.
Furthermore, on July 6 this year, a resident of Bukomba village in Luwero sub-county named Stephen Musisi caused the tragic deaths of his wife, Aisha Nalukenge Nagayi, and two children before taking his own life.
The police crime report for 2022 revealed that Luwero district recorded 501 domestic violence cases that year, ranking it second in the country with the highest number of such incidents.
Additionally, according to the Luwero crime report, the district registered at least 58 homicide cases in 2022, ranking it eighth in the nation in terms of the highest number of reported cases.
Law enforcement authorities are continuing their investigation into the recent spike in violence in the region, aiming to address the root causes and enhance community safety and well-being.