Police in Jinja city on Thursday arrested 30-year-old Mohammed Ikesi, a resident of Buyala trading center in Jinja City's Northern division, over pouring hot water on his wife, Rachel Nabirye aged 26 years.
It is reported that prior to their Wednesday night fight,
Ikesi accused Nabirye of infidelity, battered her, before pushing her towards a
saucepan full of boiling water.
Ikesi who is being detained at Buyala police station told
URN, that he injured Nabirye accidentally, but accused her of being
disrespectful and sparking off most of their marital fights.
“It is very unfortunate
that I exposed my wife to regrettable bodily harm and I pray for her kind
forgiveness, however, overtime, she has been hurling insults at me, which I believe has greatly contributed to our endless fights,” he
Nabirye who is currently nursing wounds at a private clinic
within Jinja city, sustained injuries in her thighs and private parts.
Nabirye told URN that Ikesi is battling insecurity challenges
and has been baselessly accusing her of infidelity for the
past six months.
She adds that they have involved both religious
leaders and their parents with hopes of solving their marital challenges, but
their fights continue to escalate on a daily basis.
//cue in: “omusada owange…//
Nabirye’s mother, Tabitha Nangobi says that the two have
failed to understand each other, which has exposed them to frequent fights.
Nangobi stresses that, much as they have unresolved
challenges, domestic violence is not a viable solution to ending their marital wars.
//cue in: “muwala wange… //
Cue out…mbela yelalikiliza,”. //
Sarah Isiiko, the chairperson of Buyala local council women
committee says that they register an average of five domestic
violence related cases on a daily basis, largely due to infidelity and child neglect tendencies
within their community.
Isiiko adds that, most of the cases are solved at either
village or parish levels respectively, whereas the complicated ones where
victims sustain serious physical injuries are often referred to the police station for
//cue in: “omwigalo gwene…//
Cue out…kuswise mumaka,”. //
Meanwhile, Kiira region’s police spokesperson, James Mubi
says that, the suspect will face two counts of assault and malicious damage.
Mubi further says that officers attached to their child
and family protection unit-CFPU, are conducting sensitization drives aimed
at enlightening married couples on how best they can defend themselves against
the negative effects of domestic violence.