Woman kills man for selling family radio amid Covid19

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35-year-old woman has been arrested in Kikuube district for killing her husband for selling the family radio.

The deceased Leo Muhairwe Male, 52, was a resident of Kituuru LCI, Igwanjuru parish in Kabwoya Sub County.

According to police, on Sunday at around 7pm, the suspect hit her husband with a heavy stick on the head, leading to his death.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson, told Daily Monitor a fight broke out after the wife accused her husband of selling the only radio they had in their house.

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The radio is estimated to be worth Shs60,000.

He passed on the following day March 30, 2020.

The suspect was arrested and detained at Kabwoya Police Station for further management.

Murder charges have been preferred against her.

During interrogation, she claimed that she felt angry that her husband had sold a radio which was the main source of information for the family, yet she wanted to keep hearing updates about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The man allegedly sold the radio to get some money to enable him care for his family during an economic crisis that has been triggered by the coronavirus.

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