Norbert Ochom, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson says when they received information about the attack, they rushed to the scene and rushed the victim to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital where she succumbed to the wounds.
The Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson, Nobert Ochom.
Police in Wamala Region have launched a manhunt
for a jilted a woman accused of stabbing her co-wife to death. The suspect is Afia
Wimana, a resident of Kisoro district.
She is wanted in connection to the death of her
co-wife, Flavia Mbarushimana, a resident of Ntunda Village in Kibalinga Sub
County in Mubende District on Easter Monday.
Preliminary police investigations indicate that
Wimana separated with her husband George Niyonzima about eight months ago
following a misunderstanding.
Niyonzima relocated to Mubende district where he
married Mbarushimana in pursuit of new life.
In his statement to police, Niyonzima
explains that he started receiving death threats from the suspect but didn’t take
“But yesterday (Easter Monday) I received
information that she had traveled to Mubende. I feared since i know her temper
and went on to report to the village chairperson,” Niyonzima said.
that upon his return at home, he found his wife lying on the floor in a pool of
blood with stab wounds.
Norbert Ochom, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson
says when they received information about the attack, they rushed to the
scene and rushed the victim to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital where she
succumbed to the wounds.
“Our officers have visited the crime scene and a number of
statements have been recorded but the suspect is still at large. We hope to
team up with police in several areas where we suspect that she might have gone
after the murder to apprehend her to face the law,” says Ochom.
Such murders are common in Wamala Sub Region, which covers Mubende,
Kassanda, Mityana, Kiboga and Kyankwazi districts. On average two to three
cases are registered each day.
Over ten cases were reported over the Easter
Police attributes the murders
to domestic violence and land conflicts among other things.