Rwamagana teacher remanded over wife’s murder

The Rwamagana Primary Court, yesterday, remanded a teacher to Nsinda Prison for 30 days for allegedly murdering his wife.

The Rwamagana Primary Court, yesterday, remanded a teacher to Nsinda Prison for 30 days for allegedly murdering his wife.

Charles Ngabirwe is accused of killing Denise Mukamunana last month. The couple, who had five children, lived in Kigega village, Nyagasenyi cell in Kigabiro sector.

Prosecution alleges that Ngabirwe, an English teacher at Rwamagana Islamic School, murdered his wife and tried to pass it over as diabetes. The deceased, the court heard, had a fit of diabetes at the time she breathed her last.

A post-mortem report presented to the court showed that the body had internal injuries, bleeding and cuts.

Ngabirwe was alleged to have beaten his wife at 3pm, and death was said to have been caused by serious bodily injuries.

Odette Mudahana, the deceased’s sister, said Mukamunana was constantly beaten by the husband, adding that they had separated many times as a result.

Jean Marie Vianney Kalisa, a village leader, echoed Mudahana’s accusations,  saying the man had been black-listed for domestic violence.

Ngabirwe, however, denies the charges and claims they are trumped up by his enemies within the deceased’s family.

Meanwhile, an issue of custody of the five children emerged following the death of their mother and the arrest of their father.

According to neighbours, the children were reluctant to go to the father’s relatives, accusing him of killing their mother, while maternal relatives also don’t want to parent children whose father killed their daughter.

Currently at a maternal relative, the children are all below 15.

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