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Kansanga Man Locks Wife and Children Inside House, Torches It

SP Patrick Onyango

Kabalagala police station in Kampala are holding a man for attempting to burn his wife and two of his children in the house after a hinted disagreement with wife.          

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango has identified the suspect Nkenga Muhammad who set the house ablaze this morning after locking his two children and wife inside in Wiling zone-Kansanga in Makindye Division a Kampala suburb.          

It’s alleged that Nkonge developed an argument from 10:00PM with the partner Nakalema Jane and quarreled until morning towards 5:00am. However, he moved outside shortly and returned with the jerry can of petrol locked the house and set it ablaze.               

After torching the house, the suspect took off; two minors and their mother were rescued from the house with severe injuries by the locals before the police arrival on the scene.

“The two children and their mother have been rushed to “Nsambya hospital to receive  treatment and the fire was contained from further spreading to other houses, said Onyango”  

A police officer who visited the scene, said the argument was apparently triggered by the woman who allegedly accused husband of his repeated infidelity.

“One neighbor told us that they have been engaging in similar fights with the women accusing him of cheating on her, so this could have been the same reasons that led him to burn her and the children in the house,” the police officers said.              


According to Onyango, Nkonge Muhammad has been arrested while he was on the run. He is currently detained at Kabalagala Police station on charges of attempted murder and arson as the investigations continue in this matter.     


According to the 2019 crime report,  police registered 13,693 cases of Domestic Violence compared to 13,916 reported in 2018 

These cases were mainly caused by dispute over family property, failure to provide for the family, drugs and alcohol abuse, and, cases of infidelity. A total of 14,232 people were victims of domestic violence.


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