Daniel Sepuuya, the LC 1 Chairperson of Segalye village explains that the mother of five had separated from Serugo five years ago and relocated to the house of his brother within the same village.
Angry residents of Segalye trading center in Nakaseke district have lynched
a man for beating his wife to death. Kagulire Serugo, a resident of Segalye trading center in Semuto sub-county met his death at around 3 am Tuesday after killing his wife, Margaret Nakayizza.
Daniel Sepuuya, the LC 1 Chairperson of Segalye village
explains that the mother of five had separated from Serugo five years ago and relocated to the house of his brother within
the same village. Sepuuya explains the two attempted
to re-unite until Monday evening when
Serugo attacked Nakayizza on her way back to the brother’s house.
He says that Serugo beat up Nakayizza and left her unconscious. Residents rushed her to Kijjaguzo Health center for treatment. According to Sepuuya, Serugo went to a local bar and narrated to
the revelers how he had beaten up his wife over a disagreement before they got
the news that she had been pronounced dead at the health center.
Sepuuya says that the angry revelers and residents descended
on Serugo and beat him up over the death of his wife. "By the time I arrived at the scene at around 1 am, Serugo was unconscious
and I rang Semuto Police Station but officers had no fuel to transport him
to Mulago Hospital for treatment. Serugo breathed his last at around 3; 00 am due
to injuries he sustained during the beating,” Sepuya said.
Ben Nuwamanya, the Nakaseke District Police Commander, says that officers from Semuto Police Station arrived at the scene Tuesday morning and transferred the body to Nakaseke hospital for postmortem. “We condemn the mob action against the man as well as the
murder of the woman. We are still investigating
the cause of the cases so as to sensitize the public against them,” Nuwamanya said.
Police have handed over Nakayizza's body to her family for burial at her ancestral grounds in Namisinda village in Semuto sub-county later today. According to the Police Crime report 2022, at least 953 people
were killed in mob justice whereas 297 lost lives due to aggravated domestic violence.
The report indicates that 20 people were killed in mob
justice in Nakaseke which ranked second with the highest cases of mob justice after
Mukono with 28 cases. At least 17,698 cases of domestic violence were
registered across the country in 2022. Of these 751
cases were reported in Savannah Region where Nakaseke belongs.