Police in Kabale are investigating the circumstances under which a mechanic murdered his wife and for three days hid the body in his bedroom.
Maira Manone Rushozi, a resident of Nyabikoni cell in Kabale Municipality is accused of murdering his wife, Evas Rushonzi. Evas was a tailor at Kekuubo trading center.
Maira Rushonzi is suspected to have committed the offence on Monday night.
Richard Suuna, the Kabale criminal investigations officer, says after killing his wife, Rushonzi locked up the body in their bedroom. He continued his work normally as if nothing had happened.
Over the next three days Rushonzi slept in the sitting room with his unsuspecting three-year-old daughter. However overwhelmed by guilt, he drank a bottle of poison and went into a coma.
Rushonzi's daughter cried in alarm, attracting the neighbors' attention.
It was the neighbors who noticed the foul smell of the dead body. They broke into the bedroom to find Evas' body lying in dry blood.
Rushonzi was arrested immediately and detained at Kabale Police Station.