Reader in Kalaki District has lost his wife after he was arrested by the Police
during curfew hours while rushing with medicine to save her life.
Engwau, the Lay Reader at Gome Church of Uganda in Bululu Sub County lost his
wife around 1:30 am while in cells at Kalaki Police Station.
According to Edmond Egweu, a nephew to the Lay Reader, his uncle’s wife, Betty
Asayo had been on medication after being diagnosed with liver complications.
However, she developed a complication at around 8:00 pm at home. He says that her husband hired a Boda- Boda cyclist to take her to
explains that the husband preferred to take the wife at her parents’ home in
Kadyia Village in Otuboi Sub County, after realizing that he had forgotten the wife's medicine and hospital
book at home.
“Since Otuboi is nearer to Lwala Hospital, we advised him to leave the wife
here as he goes back to pick the hospital book and the children who were
supposed to attend to her in the hospital," said the nephew.
"Unfortunately, uncle was arrested and detained by the police doing patrol
in Kalaki Town for moving during curfew hours. We waited for him in vain until
one of the Boda- Boda cyclists, who managed to escape from the police, came
home and told us what had happened to uncle.”
that they resorted to their local leaders for help but Asayo’s condition
worsened and she died before her husband was released from Police cells.
Pascal Engwau, the interim Kalaki LCV Vice-Chairperson says he was called at
night by Egweu but it was too late to save the deceased's life. He notes that
it was an unfortunate incident in the district and asked police to streamline
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Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman said he was not aware of
the incident and promised to respond after making inquiries.