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Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, says residents point accusing fingers at Kobusingye for orchestrating her husband’s death.
KMP PRO Patrick Onyango

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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 drinking joint. 

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.  

She however, says that she noticed her husband was stuck in the house after some minutes.    

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.

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