A man in Jinja who stabbed his wife to death on Good Friday and fled into hiding has finally been arrested.
The suspect is Moses Tenywa,48, a resident of Soweto village in Jinja City South division.
He was arrested on Saturday afternoon while trying to commit suicide.
Tenywa reportedly stabbed his late wife, Annette Nabirye in the neck and cheek and attempted to bury her body but was stopped by their children.
The suspect is currently receiving treatment at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital before being taken to Jinja central police station for further interrogation.
Information obtained by URN shows that after stabbing his wife, Tenywa sought refuge at his friend’s home in Buyengo town council, in Jinja district.
He allegedly told his friend his wife had sent him away after a bitter split.
However, his host read a social media post indicating that Tenywa was on the run for killing his wife.
He tasked Tenywa to explain what had transpired, which prompted the accused to take poison and lock up himself in one of the bedrooms.
“After accessing information about Tenywa’s criminality, I convinced him to voluntarily surrender to security but he instead got hold of the poison in his pockets, swallowed it before locking himself up in one of the bedrooms,” he told URN on condition of anonymity.
This prompted him to notify the police, which opened the door forcefully and pulled out Tenywa and rushed him to the hospital for medication.
Health workers told URN that Tenywa’s life is out of danger and he is steadily responding to treatment.
The Kiira Region police spokesperson, James Mubi, says that they have deployed three officers to watch over the suspect to stop him from endangering his life.