Man stabs wife following disagreement over Christmas money


A middle-aged man shocked Busia residents on Wednesday, when he stabbed his wife after they disagreed over Christmas money.

It is alleged that Daniel Sikuku stabbed his wife in the shoulder with a kitchen knife at their Angorom Village home after she requested he gives her Ksh1, 500 to buy foodstuff for Christmas Day.

The suspect had told the woman that he did not have the money she was requesting for, but the wife did not want to hear of it.

“My wife was preparing ‘mboga’ at the time. So, when she asked for the money, and I told her that I couldn’t raise it, given the hard economic times I am going through, she poured the ‘mboga’ out of the ‘sufuria’ and raised tantrum,” said Sikuku.

The suspect says he, thereafter, reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed the woman in the shoulder.

“I lost my cool and mind,” said Sikuku.

His wife’s screams for help caught the attention of neighbours, who rushed to Sikuku’s home and rescued the victim.

Sikuku was, thereafter, clobbered by the irate neighbours before being handed over to the police.

The victim, who was treated and discharged, refused to lodge formal complaint with the police, instead opting to leave her matrimonial home.

The woman is said to have returned to her parents’ home in Busia-Uganda border.

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