Patrick Abeneimwe, the Muko Sub County, LCIII chairperson says that Kwesiga torched his family home around 5:30 pm on Saturday evening and went into hiding. He says that the incident came shortly after Kwesiga developed a serious dispute with his wife, Rachael Ahimbisibwe about three weeks ago.
Rubanda district have finally arrested a man who ran into hiding after torching
his family home because of wrangles with his wife. The suspect is Denis
Kwesiga, a resident of Bigyeegye village in Ikamiro parish in Muko sub-county.
Abeneimwe, the Muko Sub County, LCIII chairperson says that Kwesiga torched his
family home around 5:30 pm on Saturday evening and went into hiding. He says
that the incident came shortly after Kwesiga developed a serious dispute with
his wife, Rachael Ahimbisibwe about three weeks ago.
He says that the quarrel started when Ahimbisibwe accused Kwesiga of neglecting
his family responsibilities and resorted to drinking alcohol. He explains that
as a punishment, Ahimbisibwe denied Kwesigwa his conjugal rights and food. This
didn’t go down well with Kwesigwa. He went
home on Saturday evening and decided to torch the family house before fleeing
According to Abeneimwe, Kwesiga locked the house and torched
it thinking that Ahimbisibwe was sleeping inside. However, Ahimbisibwe had
taken refuge at the neighbor’s home after realizing that Kwesiga is coming. Elly
Maate, the Kigezi Region police spokesperson confirmed Kwesiga’s arrest, saying
that he is currently locked up at Rubanda police station as inquiries into the
He condemned Kwesiga’s decision to torch the house,
arguing that he could have used the local authorities to resolve the dispute
with his wife.
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Cases of domestic violence are high in Rubanda district. In June this year,
Vian Felix Ahimbisibwe alias Armstrong, 45, a businessman in Habutorebe village
in Butare parish torched his family home following a quarrel with his wife
Rovinah Muheki for alleged mismanagement of a shop.
Muheki, her children Edwin Tumworobere, 17, Resty West life Akampumuriza, 15, and Maria Ekinamushabire,
05 were burnt to ashes. Ahimbisibwe
accused his wife of infidelity, which led to the collapse of the shop.
Recently, Joyce Kenganzi, the Rubanda District Senior Probation Officer
revealed told URN that they have been registering more than 15 domestic cases on
a monthly basis since the nationwide lockdown started.