A 27-year-old man hacked his wife to death and buried the body behind their house in Bukembe market, Kanduyi constituency, his mother has said.
Jared Nyongesa, an ex-convict, is said to have killed his wife on Friday night after a quarrel.
Nyongesa’s mother Selfa said her son had threatened to kill her and her husband for disagreeing with him on how he treated the wife.
“My son quarrelled with his wife the whole of Friday and they went to sleep after supper. When he woke up the following day, we did not see the wife and we inquired about her whereabouts but he refused to tell us. He instead threatened to kill us,” she said.
Selfa said they reported the matter to the police, who came and investigated.
She said her son, the third born in a family of six, does not work and is a drunkard.
The mother said Nyongesa met his wife in prison and they had been together for six months.
The killing comes two weeks after another man in the same area hacked his wife on the head during an argument. She is fighting for her life in hospital.
The Star/ Brian Ojama