More than 24,000 Ugandans seek household jobs in the Middle East annually, driven out of the country by poverty, unemployment, domestic violence and family breakdown among others. However, hundreds of them who are unknowingly trafficked are reporting harsh and inhumane working conditions, which have put hundreds of lives on the line.
Police in Busoga East have mounted a search for Moses Mukisi, a resident of Muterere East village, in Muterere sub county, Bugiri district, for allegedly strangling his wife to death. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Rose Naigaga.
Rowdy residents beat up Wekesa mercilessly prompting police to intervene and save his life and rushed the soldier to Buyinjja health center IV for treatment. Wekesa's sister-in-law, who declined to be named, told URN that she decided to leave her marital home because of domestic violence.
It is reported that the man identified as Yusuf Mukisa stormed the house when his ex-lover, Elizabeth Mbwali was away and chopped off the head of her son Benjamin Mugaya. The other two children; Prossy Babirye and Joan Kaudha sustained injuries and are now receiving treatment.
"I am their neighbor and both of them are my close friends, but about four days ago, Mugulusi claimed that Tibita was cheating on him with another man and he resolved to flee from her, so we were shocked when he returned to kill her," sobbed Jennifer Maalusi
In her message delivered by Dorothy Kissaka, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA during the Busoga convocation family meeting held at Busoga Square in Jinja City, the first lady noted that several families have suffered immense challenges throughout the lockdown.
"The health workers in Mulago hospital accorded us all the necessary attention required to save Babirye, but we lacked funds to purchase essential medicines which partly contributed to her demise," her sister says.
Chairman Imran Kasiko says that the Bwondha men depend more on women for economic survival and if the men fail to fulfill their conjugal obligations to the women, it creates room for frequent domestic violence cases in the community.
The Busoga Muslim regional Khadhi, Hussein Bowa, says that some of the terms in the circular banks warrant borrowers to pay high interest rates, which has partly deterred small business owners from accessing their much-desired credit facilities in fear of the repercussions.
Peace Mutuuzo, State Minister for Gender says that there have been 161 deaths associated with domestic violence this year and a total of 10,280 cases of gender based violence were reported between January and April 2020 according to CID, and yet some cases go unreported.
The 14-year-old primary seven-candidate of Bishop Cipriano Kihangire Primary School in Kitintale Kampala hanged herself following a fight between her father, Alfred Oryema and mother, Concy Oroma at their home in Custom corner in Gulu West Division on Friday morning.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary findings show that Akello sneaked out of her house following the altercation with her husband and her body was found hanging on a tree branch with the sheet of her baby tied around her neck.