RUKUNGIRI! Government official arrested for killing wife over food


RUKUNGIRI– The Police in Rukungiri district have arrested a village chairperson on allegations of killing his 27 year old wife.       

According to Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, the deceased is Madina Elizabeth Nuwamanya, resident of Kakyibaya A, Southern Ward, Kebisoni Town Council in Rukungiri district.

Elly maate revealed that the suspect is a 40 year old Evaristo Musinguzi, the village chairperson of the same area and husband to the deceased.

It is said that on 21st December 2021 at around 11:00pm, the deceased picked a quarrel with the husband who is now suspect over served food that was left in the house with out locking it which Evaristo claimed could have been poisoned.   

The quarrel ended up in a fight which attracted a number of neighbours and residents where by the deceased was  pushed by the husband making her to hit her forehead on a cemented verandah.

It is said that the residents forced the suspect to take her for medication and as he was calling for a  vehicle, the wife was confirmed dead by a nearby nurse.

According to Elly Maate, Evaristo the suspect thereafter handed himself to Kebisoni Police Station and a case  of murder by assault was recorded on reference number 03/22/12/2021.

The scene of crime was visited by the DCID/O, CIO, SOCO,  a team of detectives and other personnel who took the body to Rwakabengo Health Center III for postmortem.

Maate revealed that the suspect Evaristo Musinguzi was picked from Kebisoni and is currently being detained  at  Rukungiri CPS for further management.

The offence of murder has since been recorded at Rukungiri CPS vide CRB 1673/2021 as inquiries are at hand.