Man kills his children, then commits suicide

KIBAALE-A 70-year-old man in Kibaale district has committed suicide after hacking to death his two children and assaulting his wife.

David Otabong the Kibaale district police commander said Erikanjiro Behangiza, 70, a resident of Kitonya Village Bubango sub-county Kibaale district is alleged to have killed his two children aged between 5-12 years using an axe.

He also attacked his 20–year-old wife Jennifer Kyaligonza and cut off her arms and other body parts on Tuesday morning before committing suicide.

Otabong said the children were rushed to Mubende regional referral hospital but died on arrival and their mother Kyaligonza is nursing severe wounds at Kibaale Health center IV.

Kyaligonza, told police that her husband demanded to be served Matooke which was not available at the moment and descended on her with a Panga and an axe.

‘’My husband has been battering me whenever he returns home drunk, I reported the matter to his relatives and Local Council (LC) officials who reconciled us. I don’t know why he has this time decided to act in this way,’’ she said.

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