KAMPALA. A 35-year old woman has been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over attempting to kill her husband when she stabbed him across the throat.
Ms Evalyne Akot a tutor at Mulago Paramedical School on Wednesday appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court where she was charged with one count of attempted murder. She denied the charges.
However, prosecution states that on February 19, 2015 at Makerere II zone D in Kampala, Ms Akot attempted to cause the death of her husband a one, Mr George Omara an engineer working in Liberia.
According to the police records, it is believed that Ms Akot’s actions was triggered by her suspicion that her husband had found another lover who was to benefit from the family property which Ms Akot claimed had helped in amassing.
“Ms Akot seems to have had plans to kill her husband because the knife she used to stab him was new and upon committing the offence, she fled to Bwonda landing site in Mayuge district with Shs17 million, money belonging to the victim,” the police reports read in part.
The records further state that: “Mr Omara was rescued by a maid who notified a neighbours and Police, he was taken to Case Medical Centre in Kampala while bleeding profusely.”
In her (Akot) statement at police she concedes to stabbing her husband in self-defense which she feels does not amount to charges of attempted murder.
“I decided to stab this man so that I would cool down from the anger that resulting from the situation he (Omara) had created,”Ms Akot said.
She adds: “Omara was staying with another woman one, Agatha a medical surgeon at Mulago. When I contacted her, she claimed to have known me as her co-wife for a very longtime yet this man had never mentioned that to me.”
The Chief Magistrate, Ms Lillian Bucyana adjourned the matter to April 15, this year for mention.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor