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Man kills wife over land

By Melanie Aanyu

Police in Jinja City have launched a manhunt for a fugitive who allegedly killed his wife and attempted to bury her in their home.

Moses Tenywa, in his early 40s and resident of Soweto Village in Jinja South Division, is said to have fatally stabbed Annet Nabirye Nalongo, 38, with whom he had seven children, following a misunderstanding over land in Kaliro District.

Mr Paul Batambuze, the area LC1 chairperson, said the couple has been having domestic issues,however this time, the wife demanded to know why he wasn’t putting their money to proper use and why he had sold their land, but he instead allegedly stabbed her to death before fleeing from the village.

Ms Milly Gutu, a neighbour who prayed with the deceased in the same church, said for the entire Friday night, the couple was embroiled in an argument over the land

According to Ms Gutu, after the crime, the suspect attempted to bury the deceased in their home, but was interrupted by the children.

Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Mr James Mubi  confirmed this particular incident, saying the suspect fatally stabbed his wife on the cheeks after she learnt that he sold their land.