An elderly man in Moroto district has surrendered to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces detachment after assaulting and killing his wife.
84-old Komangiro Lowoton, a resident of Lobunet village in Rupa Sub County allegedly beat up his 50-year-old wife Lokol Ikwale to death on Tuesday night because she was a nag.Preliminary investigations indicate that the couple had a disagreement before Ikwale met her death.
It is alleged that the deceased has been nagging her husband over his brother in law who died a decade ago. She did this whenever she would get drunk.
On Tuesday, Ikwale got tipsy with her daughters and started the same talk but Komangiro asked them to stop in vain. As a result, he picked up a stick and hit Ikwale on the head leaving her unconscious.
The family attempted to revive her without success. The Karimojong believe in the kiss of life. After making various attempts to resuscitate Ikwale in vain, Komangiro walked to the nearby UPDF detachment and handed in himself that night.
He was later handed over by the army to the police. Rose Azicia, the acting officer in charge of the crime desk at Moroto central Police station says investigations into the incident are ongoing.
She condemned the murder saying this is an issue that could have been handled by the clan.
Dr. Moses Okwir, who conducted the autopsy at Moroto referral hospital, says Ikwale died of intra-cranial hemorrhage-closed bleeding in the brain following head trauma. He adds that the deceased was hit several times on the head.