A 26 year old second wife to a fisherman is under Police custody in Mayuge for stubbing her co-wife to death with a kitchen knife.
Christine Ajambo 26, the second wife to Emmanuel Kulaba 36, is alleged to have commited the offence on Aug 25 when she travelled from her home at Kasita village in Wairasa Sub County and attacked a co-wife, Florence Nangobi 35, at Iguluibi landing site on the shores of Lake Victoria in the same Sub County and killed her with a kitchen knife.
Kulaba narrates that Nangobi, his first wife with whom they have six children, had just returned the previous day from her parents’ home in Luuka district after disserting him last month when he married the second wife.
“I asked her to bring back my 16 year old son so that he can help me in the shop as I go fishing,” he said.
Nangobi’s son reported that when his mother’s co-wife arrived, she demanded for some of her items which she claimed she had left behind when she was transferred by the husband to her present home at Kasita village.
“She demanded for her assets, straight away entered the house and my mother followed her only to emerge from there a few minutes later calling for help with a knife stuck in her neck,” he tearfully narrated.
The boy goes ahead to explain that his mother fell down and was bleeding profusely from the wound then she instantly died.
He said he made an alarm and some of the residents who responded chased and caught Ajambo who was trying to run and to escape from the home.
Ajambo was later escorted to Mayuge Police Station and the body transferred to Mayuge health center mortuary.