At least 10 people were killed while 402 others sustained injuries in domestic brawls within the Kampala Metropolitan policing area during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Records at the Kampala Metropolitan Police Headquarters show that 10 people were killed by their partners between March 18 and July 31, the time when the country was placed under lock-down to contain the spread of corona-virus disease.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said most of the domestic disputes that resulted in death, serious and minor injuries were instigated by the failure to provide for the family, drunkenness and extra-marital suspicions. Mr. Onyango on violence speaking;…
of the people killed in domestic fights include Kassim Tumwine, who was
allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend Janat Nakibuuka following a disagreement,
Sarah Mayiga, who was strangled by her boyfriend, Isaac Mukisa from Maala
fishing camp in Koome, Mukono district, and Prosy Namaganda, who was
killed by her husband, Abdallah Matovu among others.Ends .