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Man kills wife for embracing use of family planning method

A man in the Tooro district of Kyegegwa has killed his wife for embracing use of of family planning method.

The facts gathered indicated that Innocent Kibwetere, a 47 year old, peasant of Bujunjura, Ruhangire parish, allegedly hit his wife with a blunt object, which caused an acute brain injury, that killed her instantly, on the night of 11.11.2022. The suspect is said to have become aggressive after learning that his wife, Twikirize Ronious, aged 25 had started using family planning, following an earlier miscarriage.

After 4 days with the stuffed body of the deceased, the suspect called her sister-in-law on the 15.11.2022, and told her how he has killed her sister, during a domestic fight.

The matter was reported at Kazinga police, who responded and recovered the body of the victim and took it to Kyegegwa Hospital for further post mortem. The suspect was also arrested and subjected to medical examination. He was found to be normal and well oriented, and is to be charged with murder.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says the incident shows that there are people in society who have lost the sense of humanity and respect of others.

“We continue to advise partners in a toxic violent domestic setting to always seek help from the Child and Family Protection Unit, the nearest Police Station, Probation offices or NGOs advocating from family rights when it is still early. Remember it is your life and not any others,” Enanga said.

The case file has been sent to Resident State Attorney for further perusal and probable sanctioning.

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