Robert Masinde, a resident of Kamira trading centre in Luweero district has been on the run, from June 4, when he hacked his wife Jennipher Ajambo, a mother of six. The two had a misunderstanding after Ajambo allegedly rejected Masinde's sexual demands.
The man only identified as Juma told residents after being rescued from the burning house that he caught his wife, Eseza Kusasira red handed cheating on him with another, which prompted him to end his life.
According to a statement by the United Nations, violence perpetrated against women is as common a cause of death and incapacity for those of reproductive age, as cancer, and a greater cause of ill health than road accidents and malaria combined. It adds that half of the women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family.
Alalo says the police crime report, 4,326 women reported to have experienced domestic violence in 2013 with 2,326 deaths reported. According to Alalo, the Uganda Demographic Health Survey of 2011 also revealed that 56 percent of women had experienced domestic abuse since the age of 16.