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Husband Stabs Wife to Death in Jinja City :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Husband Stabs Wife to Death in Jinja City

The LC ! CHairman Paul Batambuze said: "Nabirye reported to us how Tenywa had subjected her and the children to inhumane treatment, however, all efforts of arresting him failed, since he could stealthily escape from us."
Police in Kiira region are hunting for 48-year-old Moses Tenywa, a resident of Soweto cell in Southern division of in Jinja city suspected to have  killed his wife, Annette Nabirye, aged 40 years.

The two have six children together, who were staying in the same house with the couple.

Nabirye was stabbed twice in the neck during the early hours of Friday morning.

Tenywa later wrapped the deceased in clean bedsheets and attempted to dig a grave behind their house, to quickly bury her as a means of concealing the crime committed, but their children blocked him and he fled.

The deceased has been taken to Jinja regional referral hospital mortuary, awaiting postmortem.

It is reported that, the couple has been entangled in endless domestic brawls with each one of them accusing the other of infidelity.

One of the children whose name has been withheld says that the fight between her parents erupted at around 2:00 am in the night and their father locked them up in one of the rooms after noticing that Nabirye was already dead. "Daddy cut mummy with a machete in the neck, locked us up inside the house, but we shouted for help and he fled off," she says.

The area L.C.1 chairperson, Paul Batambuze says that Tenywa is a serial criminal, who fled from their village during the second lockdown period, after being named as the prime suspect in the death of an unidentified person during a bar brawl.

Batambuze however, notes that Tenywa would sneak into his home during the night, only to beat up his wife and children unsparingly. 

"Nabirye reported to us how Tenywa had subjected her and the children to inhumane treatment, however, all efforts of arresting him failed, since he could stealthily escape from us," he says.

Meanwhile, the Kiira region's police spokesperson, James Mubi says that detectives have inspected the scene, interrogated residents key eyewitnesses and retrieved the murder weapon.

Mubi also reveals that preliminary investigations indicate that the fight between the couple erupted from the sale of Tenywa's ancestral home located in Kaliro district, without informing the wife and children.

Mubi confirms that the suspect is on the police's wanted list over other murders cases, and related charges will be slapped on him once apprehended and after finalizing investigations.

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