The territorial police in Sipi region have in custody a one Juliet Chelangat, for the alleged murder by assault of her husband Namawangala Stephen, aged 40, after he stole her cash savings and failed to refund it.
Chelengat is a 43 year old peasant of Waror village, Tegeres sub county, in Kapchorwa district.
According to Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, the suspect on October 4 withdrew her savings of Ugx 200,000 from Kabati village savings group, to pay school fees for their children.
“Her husband removed the money, from where she had kept it, on the October 8, 2023 and spent it all on alcohol. He promised to pay it back on October 9.10.2023 but failed. At around 11pm, they developed a quarrel which led to a fight, where the suspect pushed her husband to the ground and he became unconscious,” he explained.
He added that Namawangala died while being rushed to Kapchorwa hospital.
In a separate development, the police and UPDF in Nabilatuk district, are actively searching for a L/CPL Ruhuriza Michael of Lopetageit detach, under the 49 Batallion, for the alleged murder by shooting of Irama Mercy, a 20 year old, female victim, whom he was cohabiting with for the last 5 months, over theft of his cash Ugx 150,000=.
Enanga revealed that the money was part of his loan, obtained from the Wazalendo SACCO.
“The OC detach had prevailed over the family, following repeated complaints of theft of money, but all in vain. On the fateful day, the suspect returned from the bar at around 10pm, picked his gun and shot dead the victim,” said Enanga.
He added that the suspect abandoned the gun with 109 bullets a distance of about 120 metres and fled. (9 bullet shells were recovered from the scene). The UPD got in touch with the victim’s relatives for burial arrangement.
Enanga further stated that the two incidents shows the dangers in homes where there is no respect and or mutual understanding.
“We continue to advise spouses or partners in toxic relationships to seek help from the Child and Family Protection Unit, before it is too late and life threatening,” he advised.