Wives kill husband over extra-marital affair
Posted Wednesday, January 9 2013 at 15:12
Two women in Kiryandongo District have allegedly murdered their husband over an extra-marital affair.
Saudi Mude, a 32-year-old maize produce dealer and resident of Bweyale Township in Kiryandongo District was allegedly killed by his two wives on Sunday evening, January 06.
Lydia Tumushabe, the Albertine region police publicist, says investigations indicate that prior to the murder the deceased had marital disagreements with his wives, who accused him of neglecting and failing to support them.
But their biggest complaint, police say, was that he was wasting money on another woman instead of looking after their families.
Ms Tumushabe says that on Sunday the wives teamed up and secretly followed their husband, who had gone to visit his lover at Bweyale trading centre.
The wives, however, did not confront him with the woman but waylaid him in a nearby bush on his way back at around 9:00pm.
Ms Tumushabe says the wives beat up Mude until he lost consciousness. He was rescued by passers-by who rushed him to hospital. However, he died before making it to the hospital.
Ms Tumushabe says police has already arrested the wives and detained them at Kiryandongo district police station.
Domestic violence has over the years been on the rise in Uganda. In August 2007, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics published a report indicating that 68 percent of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 years had experienced some form of violence inflicted by their spouse or intimate partner.
Female to male domestic violence is less common, but also occurs, according to a study conducted in rural Uganda by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003. The research found out that five percent of women in the study said they had physically threatened or assaulted their male partners. The violence is mainly linked to drug abuse, alcoholism and poverty.