The OC Kanungu police station Charles Muhereza, said in the past three weeks alone, police has registered over seven murders in Kanungu district, a trend that is worrying.
in Kanungu have expressed concern over the increased number of murders in the
district mainly resulting from domestic violence.
According to the OC Kanungu police
station Charles Muhereza, in the past three weeks alone, police has registered
over seven murders in different areas of Kanungu district, a trend that is
our reporter in an exclusive interview at his offices, Muhereza said in
some instances women connive with their children to kill the husband while in
other instances husbands kill their wives over varying issues.
Muhereza added that
police investigations have since revealed that the increased domestic violence
leading murders are mostly as a result of poverty, ignorance, religious differences,
alcoholism and drug abuse among others.
The OC cites a murder case in Kambuga sub county, Kanungu district last week where a husband known to be a drug addict suspected his wife to be having an extra
marital affair, killed her and later cut off her private parts saying she was
He referred to another case in Butogota town council
where a heavily pregnant woman connived with her children and murdered her
husband when he declared intentions of marrying another wife.
the growing habit of prayers being conducted seven days a week saying this has
forced some women to neglect their
marital duties and thus leading to domestic violence.
He also blamed local
council one leaders who have continued endorsing the sale of land and household
items without the knowledge of other family members especially the wife saying this
has also caused a lot of problems.
to comment on the revelations, the district community development officer Ezra
Ndizeye said it is true the levels of
domestic violence have increased and many have turned into death but added that they have started organizing
sensitization meetings in the affected areas in a bid to avert domestic violence
Ndizeye also condemned alcoholism and drug abuse
saying many of the suspects blame their actions on the influence of alcohol.