The Police at their Kabalagala station have in detention a man on charges of attempting to burn his wife and two of his children after a heated disagreement.
Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson identifies the suspect Muhammad Nkonge who locked his wife and children in a house before setting it ablaze on Monday morning.
This happened in Wiling zone-Kansanga in Makindye division, a Kampala suburb.
It’s alleged that Nkonge had an argument from 10:00 pm with the partner Nakalema Jane and quarreled until morning towards 5:00 am. However, he moved outside shortly and returned with a jerrycan of petrol, locked the house and set it ablaze.
After torching the house, the suspect took off; the two minors and their mother were rescued from the house with severe injuries by the locals before the police arrived on the scene.
“The two children and their mother have been rushed to “Nsambya hospital to receive treatment and the fire was contained from further spreading to other houses,” said Onyango.
A police officer who visited the scene said the argument was apparently triggered by the woman who allegedly accused the husband of repeated infidelity.
Source: The informer Ug