Woman kills husband for spending her Shs200k savings on alcohol

Man Jose Kayima

Territorial Police in Sipi Region and Kapchorwa District are holding a 43-year-old woman over the murder of her husband whom he accused of stealing her cash savings and failing to return it.

The suspect identified as Juliet Chelangat, 43, a peasant of Waror village, Tegeres sub-county is alleged to have assaulted her husband identified as Namawangala Stephen, aged 40, in an incident recorded earlier this month in Kapchorwa district.

According to preliminary police investigations, it is alleged that the suspect, on October 4, 2023, had withdrawn her cash savings worth Shs 200,000 from the Kabati village savings group, to pay school fees for their children.

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However, her husband reportedly removed the money from where she had kept it on October 8, 2023, and spent it all on alcohol. When quizzed on the whereabouts of the money, the husband promised to pay it back on October 9, 2023 but failed.

“At around 11 pm that day, they developed a quarrel, which led to a fight, where the suspect pushed her husband to the ground and became unconscious. He died while being rushed to Kapchorwa Hospital,” Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed on Monday afternoon.

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