Luwero police are holding a Reverend on suspicion of killing his wife. Retired Reverend
David Sekibaala from Luwero Diocese is in custody at Luwero Central Police
station for allegedly strangling his wife, Deborah Nakalema to death and
burning her body on Sunday night at their marital home in Kavule zone in Luwero
alleged that after the incident, Sekibaala (63) rushed to the home of his
brother Sebutiko Wagaba, saying a bomb had exploded in their house killing wife.
The deceased has been the headteacher of Kikamulo Church of Uganda Primary
School in Nakaseke district.
Wilson Mukiibi, the Kavule Zone LC I Chairperson in Luwero town explains that
he was alerted by the suspect’s brother about the death of their wife and he
rushed to the scene. According to Mukiibi, he found the deceased’s lifeless body
lying naked with multiple wounds.
He immediately notified the police and asked them
to investigate the matter.
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information obtained by our reporter, the couple has had a long domestic
dispute that various priests at St. Mark Cathedral in Luwero town have tried to
settle in vain. The couple had separated rooms because of the feud. Nakalema’s
body was found lying in the pantry where she had moved too because of the feud.
By the time
of filing story, detectives from Luwero Central Police Station were still gathering
evidence from the crime scene. Isah Semwogerere, the Savannah Region Police
Spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of Reverend Sekibaala to explain the circumstances
surrounding his wife’s death.
Semwogerere says Luwero Hospital will conduct a postmortem to establish the
exact cause of death but preliminary investigations point to strangulation. The
deceased’s relatives have asked Police to release the body for burial but asked
her three children to stay away, saying they have sided with their father in
who are said to have in the house at the time of the incident, have remained
tightlipped on the matter. The relatives
have also rejected plans to bury the deceased’s remains at her husband’s home,
saying the body should be transported to her ancestral home in Mukono.
In June this year, Robert Masinde, a resident of Kamira trading center hacked
his wife, Jennipher Ajambo leaving her hospitalised with a broken arm. At least 50 cases of dometic violence were
registered by Luwero district probation office between March and June this year.