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Seven Murdered in 3 Weeks in Kanungu, Authorities Concerned

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.


Authorities 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 worrying.

Speaking to 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 misusing them. 

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. 

He condemned 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.

When asked 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 cases.

Ndizeye also condemned alcoholism and drug abuse saying many of the suspects blame their actions on the influence of alcohol.

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