A man in Ssembabule district has killed his wife and there after committed suicide. Muhammad Muzeyi, a resident of Kagongo Village in Lugusulu Sub County killed his wife identified as Julia to death on Sunday evening before hanging himself on a Mango tree.
It is alleged that the couple had just relocated to Kagongo village in Ssembabule district after selling off their property in Kamwokya, a Kampala city suburb.
Some of the residents who spoke to URN say the couple has been feuding over the property they acquired in Ssembabule district.
Ssemwanga Nsibambi, a neighbor to the couple says Julia confiscated all the agreements for the newly acquired property which angered her husband to end her life before he took his own life.
He says they were shocked to find Muzeyi’s body hanging on a mango tree and immediately notified police. Noah Sserunjoji, the Southern Regional Police Spokesperson says police has recovered a blood stained hammer, which they believe Muzeyi used to kill his wife.
He says they are investigating to establish what exactly could have happened. Sserunjoji advises the couple to always share their problems with elders or the police family and protection unit instead of keeping quiet, which leads to serious problems.
Cases of husbands killing their wives over domestic misunderstandings are common in the region. Last year, a jilted husband in Nkenge Village in Rakai District hacked his wife to death and set her body ablaze.