A jealous man in Iganga has killed his wife and son before setting their house on fire.
The incident occurred on Friday at about 5:30pm in Malobi village, Nawandala sub county.
The 34 year old Muzeyi Wamuto, a farmer, had long accused his wife of having an extramarital affair with a businessman identified as John Kubeketerya.
A neighbour James Isiko says the couple had one of their loud quarrels on Friday evening before Wamuto attacked his wife and son.
Wamuto hacked his wife to death with a panga before turning on their three-year old son.
He then tried to set their house ablaze before fleeing the scene.
The officer in charge CID at Iganga central police station,Mathew Otuu says Wamuto tried to burn down the house using petrol.
Otuu says Wamuto is being pursued and if arrested will face murder charges.