John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Spokesperson told Journalists that Muzakhi was arrested on Sunday evening after the deceased’s relatives demanded to know his whereabouts and filed a complaint with police.
A woman in Bulambuli district
is in police custody for allegedly killing her husband and dumping his body in a
pit latrine. The suspect is Joan Muzakhi 48, a resident of Kidega Villige in
Simu Sub County in Bulambuli district.
She is accused of
killing her 60-year-old husband Lawrence Magona and dumping his body in a pit
latrine on October 9th, 2019 following a quarrel.
According to police
investigations, the coupled developed a misunderstanding when the deceased
asked for his conjugal rights after being denied sex by his wife for 10 months.
Muzaki reportedly ignored her husband after he tested positive for HIV yet she
John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Spokesperson told Journalists that Muzakhi
was arrested on Sunday evening after the deceased’s relatives demanded to know
his whereabouts and filed a complaint with police.
Tukei explains that Muzakhi confessed to have killed her husband when she was
picked up and interrogated by police.
According to Tukei, the suspect explained
that she hit the deceased with a hoe on the head and bled to death when he
tried to rape her.
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Muzakhi reportedly told police that she dumped the deceased’s body in a pit
latrine, which is 50meters away from their home and locked it.
convinced her children that the deceased had traveled to Kenya their relatives
and that she had closed the latrine because of a big snake.
Tukei blamed murders
in Elgon region to the increase in gender based violence in homes.
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Police retrieved Magona’s body from the pit latrine on Monday and took it to
Mbale Mbale municipal morgue for postmortem.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.