Police in Bulenga in Wakiso district are holding a man for
attempting to burn alive his wife and stepson on suspicion of infidelity. The Kampala
Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the
suspect as Moses Saali, a resident of Bugonya-Bulenga B in Wakiso District.
According to Owoyesigyire, the suspect locked up his wife
only identified as Nansamba and his stepson Umaru Kasibante inside the house
and torched it. Residents told police detectives that the suspect torched the
house on Wednesday when he returned home and heard voices inside, which made him,
suspect his wife of cheating on him with another man.
After torching the house, the suspect took off from the
scene. However, when residents broke
into the house, they only found Nansamba with her son, Kasibante who had paid
her a visit. The duo was rushed to Kiruddu Hospital where they are nursing burns.
Owoyesigyire says that the suspect was arrested while on the
run and is in custody at Bulenga police station on charges of attempted murder
and arson as the investigations into the matter continue.
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Recently another man in wiling zone-Kansanga in Makindye
division, a Kampala suburb locked his two children and wife inside the house
and torched it following a heated disagreement after his wife accused him of
repeated infidelity. Cases of domestic violence
According to the 2019 crime report, police registered 13,693
cases of domestic violence compared to 13,916 in 2018. Most of the cases result from disputes over family property, failure to provide for the family, drugs
and alcohol abuse and infidelity.