By Fred Siminyu
Mayuge—26, August 2020: Police in Mayuge are investigating circumstances under which a 26-year-old second wife to a fisherman knifed her co-wife to death.
The incident occurred on August 25, 2020 when Christine Ajambo, 26, the second wife to Emmanuel Kulaba, 36, left her home at Kasita village in Wairasa sub-county and attacked her co-wife, Florence Nangobi, 35, at Iguluibi landing site on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Kulaba narrates that Nangobi, his first wife with whom they have six children, had just returned the previous day from her parents’ home in Luuka district after abandoning him last month when he married the second wife.
“I asked her to bring back my 16-year-old son so he can help me in the shop as I go fishing,” he said.
Nangobi’s son reported that when his mother’s co-wife arrived, she demanded for some of her items which the step mother claimed she had left behind when she was transferred by the husband to her present home at Kasita village.
“She demanded for her assets, straight away entered the house and my mother followed her only to emerge from there a few minutes later calling for help with a knife stuck in her neck,” a teenager tearfully narrated.
The boy explains further that his mother fell down and was bleeding profusely from the wound, then she instantly died.
He (teenager) also said he made an alarm and some residents who responded chased and caught Ajambo who was trying to run with a motive of escaping from the home.
Ajambo was later escorted to Mayuge Police Station and the body of her deceased co-wife was transferred to Mayuge Health Center IV mortuary.