Murder, Suicide in Bugiri

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Police in Bugiri are trying to figure out what prompted a 27 year old man to kill his 25 year old wife and then hang himself.

Police in Bugiri are trying to figure out what prompted a 27 year old man to kill his 25 year old wife and then hang himself.
 
The man Bakari Mwase attacked his wife Robina Kataike on Wednesday morning at about 7:30am.
 
Mwase hit Kataike with a hoe on the head killing her instantly.
 
Neighbours say the couple had long had misunderstandings with accusations of infidelity thrown at each other. Mwase strongly believed, despite his wife's denials, that Kataike was having an affair with a man in the neighbourhood.
 
After killing his wife, Mwase carried her body into their house and covered it in their bed. He then got a rope, went outside the house, and hang himself on a tree.
 
The bodies of the couple were discovered by relatives who had come to check on them. The relatives raised an alarm and informed the police who came to collect the corpses.
 
The couple were resident in Nankoma town.
 
The district police commander Richard Musisi confirms the incident.
 
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A neighbour to the couple David Mugoya claims that Mwase had earlier attempted to commit suicide by hanging but had been thwarted.
 
The couple had a very public falling out last week on Friday night where their domestic squabbles became so heated neighbours were forced to intervene. The couple continued to bicker late into Friday night.