Police in Arua district have arrested a woman for allegedly killing her husband with a saucepan after Easter celebrations.
The suspect has been identified as Mary Recho Asianzu, a resident of Ediofe Ewanyapa cell, Komite Ward, Ayivu West division in Arua city.
As a result of domestic violence, she murdered her 35-year-old accountant spouse, Rogers Mundua, on April 10 at 4:00 a.m. in their residence at Ewanyapa cell.
The couple allegedly went out to celebrate Easter at Carnival Pub in Ediofe trading centre, a suburb of Arua City, and upon their return home at approximately 2:00 am, they had a misunderstanding that led to a fight.
“During the altercation, the woman pushed her husband, causing him to fall to the ground. She then grabbed a saucepan and repeatedly struck him in the ribs, knocking him unconscious.
According to the west nile police spokesperson Josephine Angucia, the victim was rushed to the Arua Regional Referral Hospital at approximately 3:30 a.m. for treatment, where he perished at 4:00 a.m.
Witnesses also disclosed that the couple, who have two children, has been fighting frequently and has been resolving their disputes with family members from both parties at home.
Further investigation reveals that the couple’s domestic violence escalated after the wife took their two children away to shelter them from their constant fights, resulting in further miscommunication between them.
The Ayivu West division CRB 53/2023 is continuing to investigate this case.
Recent law enforcement reports indicate that domestic violence is becoming increasingly severe, to the point where couples have caused each other grave injury and even death.
“Domestic violence has grave repercussions, including severe injury and death, and is also unlawful. “Therefore, the general public is advised to devise non-violent alternatives to the use of force when resolving domestic disputes,” Angucia said.