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MUKONO: How housewife, 30, stabbed to death top NRM cadre, kept body for three days

Mukono, (UG):- The Territorial Police in Mukono are holding in custody a 30-year-old housewife arrested over the suspected murder of prominent NRM cadre, Mr James Nsubuga alias Jamira in a tragic incident that happened at Katikamu village, Mpoma parish, Nama sub-county, Mukono District.

Nsubuga, a famous National Resistance Movement mobiliser in Mukono was the leader of ‘Muzeeyi Neera Neera,’ a pressure group comprising mainly bodas and taxi drivers.

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According to Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, the Crime Intelligence Unit in Mukono in liaison with Mukono Central Police Station netted the suspect identified as Musimenta Ruth, an employee at NJ Business Solutions as the prime suspect in the murder by stabbing of her husband Nsubuga James on the night of 17th – 18th May 2024, at their marital home in Katikamu village, Mpoma Parish.

Preliminary investigations indicate that on Friday, May 17, 2024, Nsubuga returned home and had supper with his wife together with their two children. They later developed a misunderstanding which resulted in a fight. The woman overpowered the man and then stabbed him around the neck resulting in his death. 

“The male victim was stabbed by his wife around the neck area, during his sleep that led to his death. The suspect kept the body of the deceased in the bedroom for 2 days, till the 19th of May 2024, when it was recovered by police,” Mr Enanga explained.

Musimenta kept the body in the bedroom until Sunday night when she informed a friend who wanted to help her bury the body in a pit dug around the toilet, but it was the friend who informed intelligence that responded and arrested the woman while trying to escape from the area.

“The CI task team picked intelligence, indicating how the suspect was arranging to bury the body in a shallow grave, near the toilet. The killer weapon – a knife was recovered. Two army shoes and a toy pistol, that belonged to the deceased, were also recovered from the house,” Enanga said.

The Pit that had been prepared by Musimenta to bury her husband in Mukono

Police strongly condemned the act of violence and brutality within domestic settings which brought to an end the abusive relationship between the couple.

Upon interrogation, Enanga said the suspect admitted to killing her husband in a pre-meditated manner after she picked up the knife and hid it in the bedroom.

The suspect was by press time still in custody at Mukono CPS where she is being processed on murder charges, after which she will be arraigned before the court to answer the charges.

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