Man Severely Hacks His Wife With A Machete For Refusing To Give Him Money For Gambling

Authorities in Rubaga Division, Uganda are hunting a man accused of
severely cutting his wife’s left hand with a machete for reportedly
refusing to give him money for gambling.

The 47-year-old man from Musigula Zone in Rubaga Division nearly
chopped off the hand of his wife Fiona Nyakato, 28, on January 5. Ms
Nyakato is currently admitted to Mulago hospital.

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According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday at around 2am
in one of the city night pubs. It is reported that the suspect became
furious after losing all the money he had on him to friends in a
gambling game at the pub.

The accused person, who was reportedly drunk, later ordered his wife
to surrender Shs100,000 which the family had received as rent payment
for one of their rooms .
However, upon refusing to surrender the money, reasoning that it was all
the family had been left with, a fight erupted between the couple with
the suspect running for a panga which he used to harm his wife.

Having realised his mistake, the man decided to take his wife to
Rubaga Hospital where he reportedly told the doctors that she had been
attacked by suspected robbers who broke into their home.

Ms Nyakato’s condition worsened and she was referred to Mulago
hospital. On learning that he was being followed by a group of
villagers, the accused person went into hiding.

The chairman of Musigula village, Mr Francis Mawanda, said he had on
several occasions warned the suspect against operating a bar during odd
hours.

“The last time I confronted them I smelt marijuana and threatened to
close his bar but other drunkards threatened to deal with me for trying
to interfere in what they called their booming business,” Mr Mawanda
said.

He said he received several complaints from the victim who accused her husband of selling family property to engage in gambling.
According to the victim, this is allegedly the third time the accused person is hacking a person.

Ms Nyakato alleged that her husband last year hacked two; one in Rukungiri and another in Kabusu, a Kampala suburb.

Due to his actions, residents in Musigula Zone have razed down the suspect’s pub.

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