Namayingo, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Namayingo Police are currently conducting a search for Henderiko Oluli from Maluba Landing Site, believed to be involved in the tragic death of his wife, Suzan Oluli. This incident highlights the pressing need for increased awareness and proactive measures to address gender-based violence in the community.
The unfortunate incident reportedly occurred during a dispute between the couple, triggered by Suzan’s independent purchase of sauce for her brother-in-law at Shs 1,000, done without her husband’s approval.
A manhunt is in progress for Henderiko Oluli, a 48-year-old suspect in a homicide case.
Eyewitnesses report that Suzan Oluli, discovered deceased at their residence in the Maluba landing site in Buhemba sub-county, was allegedly the victim of a fatal altercation over the 1,000 shillings she spent on sauce for her visiting brother-in-law.
Steven Ojiambo, the LC1 of Maluba Landing Site, expressed concern over a rising trend of gender-based violence in the region.
Wilberforce Odwori Egesa, Chairperson of Buhemba Sub-County, emphasized that excessive alcohol consumption stands out as a key contributing factor to incidents of domestic violence.
“As a council, we have resolved to put by laws to reduce the time the community should be allowed to start drinking alcohol, and we said that the community will start buzzing at 2 anyone caught before that will be arrested” Egesa told the Kampala Dispatch.
In response to the escalating situation, the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Hero’s Program, in collaboration with partners MIFUMI, CORDAID, AMREF, and the police, convened a meeting to raise awareness among Maluba landing site residents about gender-based violence.
Eva Nangira, a social worker with Hero’s Program, informed this publication that incidents of gender-based violence in Buhemba are on the rise daily. The initiative aims to sensitize the public, with the hope that increased awareness will contribute to combating and decreasing these occurrences.