Woman arrested after lover killed in bar brawl

Police says a manhunt is on for another suspect still at large who is reported to have joined Nyakecho in fighting John Ocen (now deceased).

Kiira Region Police Spokesperson james Mubi confirmed the report (Photo/File)

JINJA, UGANDA: Police in Jinja is holding a 26-year-old lady for allegedly killing his lover in a bar brawl. The suspect has been identified as Hellen Nyakecho, a resident of Jinja city.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night at a local bar found in Masese II Soweto, Walukuba-Masese division in Jinja city.

Kiira regional police spokesperson ASP James Mubi confirmed the incident amidst commitment by police to hunt down another suspect (male adult) yet to be identified. He says the suspect still at large is reported to have joined Nyakecho in fighting John Ocen (now deceased).

“We are with Hellen Nyakecho, 26, at Jinja CPS on allegations of assaulting John Ocen, 40, before meeting his death. This was in a local bar in Masese, Soweto. 

We got a report after that Ocen died and this prompted us to follow up on this matter because it’s reported that they were fighting for Nyakecho,” ASP Mubi said.

Mubi condemned the act saying police are hunting for a male suspect(yet to be identified) who is suspected of having joined Nyakecho in crashing with the deceased after realizing that he had an affair with Nyakecho. Police say Nyakecho got into a misunderstanding with Ocen and they fought before the death of Ocen.

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Mubi, however, rallied married people, especially women to be humble during this festive season citing that some men fail to provide what it calls for Christmas but it can’t rule out their love for them.

“We want to advise married people that they should be faithful, patient and have self-respect during this festive season. You should not conclude that your husband doesn’t love you because he has failed to provide Christmas food and wears. You only need to understand what your partner likes or dislikes,” Mubi advised. 

Meanwhile, ASP James Mubi has assured people in Jinja city and Jinja district that security during and after this festive season has been prioritized. He warned all criminals planning to destabilize the region that they should reform or face the consequences.

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“We call upon the public to work with police by giving us information about suspected criminals in your areas before anything bad happens. Police in Kiira region is ready to provide total security through the world cup, Christmas and new year’s eve,” Mubi captioned. 

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