Police in Namayingo district has arrested Betty Ajwoki, a resident of Lolwe west village in Lolwe sub-county for stabbing her husband, Edward Mangeni to death.
Ajwoki is reported to have stabbed Mangeni, 40, in the chest
using a kitchen knife. He bled profusely and passed away. His body has been taken to Lolwe health centre III mortuary
It is alleged that on Thursday night, the couple engaged in
a fierce disagreement with both parties castigating each other with infidelity related
Silver Ochieng, a resident of Lolwe west village claims that,
Ajwoki returned home drunk and when her husband attempted to complain, she
retaliated by stabbing him.
“Their argument stemmed from Ajwoki’s returning
home late while drunk, however, when Mangeni directed her to either explain why
she returned home late or leave his house for good, she instead retaliated by
stabbing him,” says Ochieng.
In Ajwoki’s statement, she claims that whatever happened
was an accident as she was attempting to defend herself against what she termed
as Mangeni’s violent approach.
“On arrival at our home, my husband started
beating me up unsparingly and I only got hold of the knife to scare him off, but
I accidentally pierced his chest,” she says.
The Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi confirms the incident, adding that the suspect voluntarily handed herself over to the police
authorities and she is being detained at Lolwe police station. Mubi however, stresses that cases of domestic violence have
increased partly due to couples’ failure to seek professional advice from their
elders while facing marital related misunderstandings.