Kanyanya police mediates, recovers stolen belongings in couple’s domestic dispute

Kanyanya police mediates, recovers stolen belongings in couple's domestic dispute
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident.

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | In a recent incident reported to the Kanyanya Police Station on February 3rd, 2024, a domestic dispute unfolded between Ms. Winnie Namasere, a 25-year-old resident of Kyebando Central Zone, and her boyfriend, Mr. Timothy Lukyamuzi, aged 26. Ms. Namasere filed a complaint alleging that Mr. Lukyamuzi had taken her household items without consent.

The origins of the dispute trace back to February 2024 when Ms. Namasere decided to vacate their shared residence due to ongoing domestic issues. Seeking refuge at her sister’s residence, Evelyn Nakasita in Namavundu Gayaza, Wakiso District, Ms. Namasere found herself embroiled in a property disagreement with Mr. Lukyamuzi.

According to Ms. Namasere, the turning point occurred on February 3rd, 2024, around 1 PM when she received a call from Mr. Lukyamuzi. He informed her that he had relocated their belongings to an undisclosed location, citing an eviction notice from their landlord as the reason. Frustrated and unable to reach Mr. Lukyamuzi, Ms. Namasere reported the incident to the Kanyanya Police Station, categorizing it as a case of both domestic violence and theft.

The domestic violence and theft case was reported at Kanyanya Police Station under SD/REF: 24/05/02/24.

In response to the allegations, Mr. Lukyamuzi voluntarily presented himself to the police, offering a statement that refuted any intention of theft. He clarified that, fearing the impending eviction, he had transferred the items to his sister’s workplace for safekeeping while actively seeking alternative housing.

With the assistance of the police, the missing belongings were successfully recovered from Mr. Lukyamuzi’s sister’s workplace.

Following a mediation session at the Kanyanya Police Station, both Ms. Namasere and Mr. Lukyamuzi have agreed to temporarily separate their belongings as they work towards an amicable resolution of their domestic issues.

The incident underscores the importance of effective communication and conflict resolution in relationships, with law enforcement playing a crucial role in ensuring a fair and just outcome.

The timely intervention by the Kanyanya Police helped alleviate tensions and facilitated the recovery of Ms. Namasere’s belongings.

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Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy Public Relations Officer for Kampala Metropolitan Police, emphasized the significance of addressing domestic disputes promptly and professionally.

Mr. Owoyesigyire urged the public to seek assistance from law enforcement when faced with such issues, reiterating the commitment of the police force to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.

The case serves as a reminder of the complexities that can arise in domestic relationships and the importance of finding constructive solutions with the help of legal authorities.

The resolution achieved through police mediation highlights the positive impact of collaborative efforts in resolving conflicts and ensuring a peaceful coexistence within the community.