Police in Kiryandongo has arrested a 40-year old man for allegedly stabbing his wife to death.
The suspect identified as Joseph Lutaaya is a resident of Panyadoli village in Panyadoli parish Mutunda sub-county in Kiryandongo district.
It is alleged that Lutaaya picked a quarrel with his wife Mary Habuya, 36 on Wednesday night after 10 pm.
It all started when Lutaaya returned home late last night and his wife tasked him to explain why he returned home late from Panyadoli trading center.
This angered Lutaaya who picked a knife and stabbed Habuya in the neck killing her instantly.
Yoweri Nasoba, a resident told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that though residents responded to an alarm sounded by Habuya, it was too late to save her life.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the incident adding that area residents teamed up with the police and arrested the suspect who was immediately whisked away to Kiryandongo central police station where he is currently being detained on murder charges.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased was picked by police and taken to Kiryandongo General hospital pending postmortem.
On December 8,2021 Muhamood Muzama 25, a resident of Kiroko village in Kiryandongo sub-county, Kiryandongo district hacked his mother-in-law to death.
He reportedly raided the home of Alice Naguta 59, in Kibyama village in Mpumwe parish in Kigumba sub-county around 12:30 am and hacked her to death.
Muzama allegedly accused his mother-in-law of trying to dissolve their marriage with her daughter identified as Caroline Khakai.
Muzama married Khakai in 2017 but their marriage had been unstable following a series of misunderstandings.