the couple used to be peaceful and a source of inspiration for many young families within the area. However, following the covid-19 lockdown in which Byakika lost his bar business and started living permanently with his wife, the two started engaging in endless fights.
Mutaalu says that they recalled their daughter to their village home and advised her against engaging in acts that would lead to the collapse of her sister’s marriage, but she did not heed to their advice and threatened to end her life.
Ayub Wabika, the Jinja North division mayor says that information obtained from the affected communities shows that unemployed youths are behind the leaflets and threatening messages inscribed on resident’s walls. He says that security personnel are investigating the authenticity of the allegations.
Wakabi, who is in custody at Kiira North Central police station reportedly delivered the deceased’s body to her parent's home in Kagoma central village in Buwenge town council in Jinja district on Thursday night.
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 deceased’s grandfather, Muhamudu Kakaire had gone to the garden and left the toddler under the care of his siblings. His seven-year-old brother is said to have locked the toddler inside the house and went to play with his friends only to return home and find the house engulfed with smoke.