Health in charge arrested for stabbing wife dead


Police in Rukungiri have in custody a health worker in- charge Ngoma health centre 11 for allegedly stabbing Enid Natukunda to death with a knife .

The suspect according to police report, tried to take his own life by hanging after murdering Natukunda who was his wife .

Kigezi region police spokesperson ASP Elly Maate identifies the suspect as one Jackson Arineitwe a health worker in charge Ngoma health centre 2 in Nyakishenyi sub county Rubabo county.

Maate told journalists that It’s alleged on Friday 19/05/20 23, Enid Natukunda’s parents invited the couple for a visit which the husband declined on grounds that he did not have money to buy some essential items for the parents.

However, she insisted and visited her parents. On coming back, they  picked a quarrel which forced Natukunda to start sleeping alone in the visitor’s room.

Maate adds that on Saturday night of 27/05/20 23, at their home at Rwenanura cell Nyabitete parish Buyanja sub county, the children heard their parents fighting and called their neighbors who saw Jackson hanging on the rope in the store which they cut and rescued him from suicide. 

These after entered the house and found the body of the woman lying down under the bed, her neck stabbed many times.

They  immediately alerted Police at Buyanja which upon receiving the information, swung into action and secured the scene of crime and arrested the suspect. 

Police says the murder weapon ( knife) was recovered  and exhibited also blood samples from the deceased were collected. Body was conveyed to Rwakabengo Health Center 3 for postmortem. 

Police said they have kicked started investigations to ascertain the exact cause of the incident .