Kira Division police are holding a woman
suspected of burning her husband to death in their matrimonial home.
The suspect is Evelyn Kobusingye, a resident
of Bweyogerere in Kira Municipality in Wakiso District.
She is suspected to have torched her husband, Everest
Kasigwa on Sunday evening following a misunderstanding that broke out at a
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan
police spokesperson, says residents point accusing fingers at Kobusingye for
orchestrating her husband’s death.
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Kasigwa was removed from the house by neighbors who responded
to Kobusingye’s alarm but he was almost dead. He was rushed to Kiruddu hospital
in Makindye Division in Kampala where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives at Kira Police Division say Kobusingye
is being held as a prime suspect, saying there are several queries on how she
would think of rescuing property and documents instead of saving a life.
In her statement at Kira Division police
headquarters, Kobusingyesays she rushed to rescue her children thinking that her
husband had also run out of the house.
however, says that she noticed her husband was stuck in the house after some
Investigators, who visited the scene on Monday, say
preliminary investigations point to a thought-out crime. Police suspect that
the suspect set the house ablaze using a high inflammable substance.
A number of people have since provided
information to help investigators unearth the reason for Kobusingye’s actions.
Some have since indicated that Kobusingye suspected her husband of having extra
marital affairs. Others claim she was angered by a number of women who
knew Kasigwa when they were at the drinking joint.
The couple’s children have been placed under
the care of their relative but police hope to engage them on whether they
remember what happened.
Kobusingye is currently locked up on murder
charges and arson leading to death of a person. Kasigwa’s body has been handed
over to Mulago hospital for postmortem.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.