On Saturday morning, in Kayunga, Kyampisi sub-county in Mukono district, Uganda, two men identified as Hassan Kiwango, 45, a timber dealer, and Hakim Katende 48, a driver lost their lives while fighting over a woman.
According to reports, it all started last year when Hakim accused Hassan of having an affair with his wife who works in South Arabia.
Apparently, Douglas Ssekalegga, Kiyunga LC I chairperson said the dispute reached the local council committee for mediation, which seemed like they had settled the case. But then a quarrel started again this month which led the LC I committee to forward the matter to Kiyunga mosque to be resolved by the Imam.
However, meeting at the mosque on Saturday morning, there was a physical battle with Hakim attacking Hassan and cutting him on the neck, hands and back severally which led to Hassan challenging him back.
Confirming the incident, Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said:
“The two bodies have been taken to Kayunga hospital for postmortem as children and the wife to Katende are held at police for their safety.”
Onyango explains that after examination of the scene of the crime, blood droplets were spotted and a blood trail led police to Kigagga zone where Katende’s dead body was found with multiple cuts.