The story below is in Luganda from Bukedde. The sad story s that one Ms Nansasi (RIP) wife of Ssalongo Godfrey Kakembo of Buguju-Lwemwede in Masulitta sub county, Wakiso district, at 8..00am attacked her co-wife Ms Namale who was busy tilling on what is reported as disputed land. Initially Ms. Namansi (RIP) overwhelmed Ms Namale (I suppose she was caught by surprise) and inflicted several blows and slaps on her
However, Ms Namale fought back, broke free and hit her co-wife, Ms Nansasi with a hoe (the hoe belonged to Ms Nansasi). The tragedy was preventable and totally unnecessary. Instead of fighting over men, Ugandan women should do what women else where are doing: go get it elsewhere and live your life. Why risk your life fighting over men, sometimes men who are good for nothing?
Now the authorities have arrested ms Namale-she who was attached by her co-wife and sued reasonable force to defend herself. Unfortunately, she hit her-co wife with a hoe and killed her. There are issues here. If Ms Namale had not fought back, she could have been killed by Ms Nansasi who attached her with the same hoe.
It is tragedy, but police authorities will have a hard time convicting Ms Namale. She defended herself as anyone would do. Whether hitting someone with a hoe is reasonable force is issue. What about self defense? What does the Criminal code -here we go again-say about self defense and reasonable force in Uganda. What if Ms Namale had been attacked by her their husband and killed him in the process? Would she still be in custody? FIDA should go and defend Ms Namale because she was in the victim of domestic violence from her co-wife. .
Ms Namansi (RIP) took the saying “atabubiira nsiko ye talira “(SP). Loosely translated as she/he who is not jealous about her/his ‘territory’ may go without. Think about the debate about domestic servants, lazy housewives and horny Ugandan men.
Anyways, Ugandan women and for that matter all women and men too out there, do not put your dear live in danger over ‘it’. Just go and get ‘it’ elsewhere and stop violence against women, co-wives and yes even men.
|Mufu: Muggya we amukubye akakumbi ku mutwe||| Print ||
|Bya ROGERS KIBIRIGE|
|Thursday, 12 August 2010 19:14|
OMUKAZI alumbye muggyawe n’amutta mu ntiisa. Mukyala mukulu Annet Nansasi yalabirizza bbaabwe Ssalongo Godfrey Kakembo nga taliiwo n’alumba Winnie Namale ne balwana. Kyokka Namale yamusinzizza amaanyi n’amukuba akakumbi ku mutwe n’agwa eri. Ettemu lino lyabaddewo ku ssaawa 2:00 ez’oku makya ku Lwokubiri ku kyalo Buguju-Lwemwedde mu ggombolola y’e Masuliita mu Wakiso.
Kino kyaddiridde bakazi baggya bano okukaayanira ennimiro nga buli omu ayagala okugirimamu era nga Nansasi olwategedde nti Namale yabadde atandise okulima n’amulumba agimulemesa ekyaddiridde olutalo kasiggu.
Godfrey Kato eyabaddewo agamba nti; Twabadde mu nnimiro ne Maama (Namale) kyokka Maama Nansasi n’ajja n’omuggo n’akakumbi nga bw’awera nti ‘tojja kugirimamu’.
Maama Nansasi yagwiridde Maama Namale n’amutuulako n’atandika okumukuba empi nga bw’amuluma. Nnagezezzaako okubataasa ne bannemerera era Maama Namale olwamwesimattuddeko n’amukuba akakumbi ku mutwe akaamusse.
Kato yakubye enduulu eyasombodde abadduukirize abaakoze omuyiggo nga bayambibwako poliisi ne bakwata Namale.
Bbaabwe Ssalongo Kakembo yategeezezza ng’omugenzi bwe yasuze naye nga mulamu bulungi era obudde olwakedde n’amuleka awaka n’agenda okuggulawo edduuka kyokka kyamwewuunyisizza omwana okujja n’amutegeeza nga bwe yabadde alumbaganye muggyawe ne balwanagana okukakkana ng’amuttiddeyo.
Namale eyasangiddwa ku poliisi yategeezezza nti okukuba muggyawe Nansasi akakumbi ku mutwe yabadde yeetaasa ku Nansasi naye eyabadde ayagala kumukuba akakumbi ke yabadde nako.
Akulira poliisi y’e Kakiri, Richard Balenzi yategeezezza nti Namale yagguddwako omusango gw’obutemu ku fayiro nnamba SD05/10/08/10.