Kanungu Woman Held for Poisoning Husband

Police in Kanungu district has arrested Jacklyn Tweteise, 57, who is accused poisoning her husband Jerk Kwesiga, 59, to death.

The couple are residents of Kiruruma cell, Kihihi sub county in Kanungu district.

It’s alleged that on Sunday evening while the deceased went back home after selling his sugar cane, he took home fish to his wife Jacklin Tweteise.

The wife allegedly served him food which she had prepared earlier which was rice and cabbages.

Moments later, the man was heard calling and crying from the toilet.

They rushed the him to Kigezi health centre in Kihihi Town council where he died shortly afterwards.

Police says the wife claims the husband could have accidentally eaten pesticides she had just bought.

The case was reported to police by the deceased’s son who was also at home but could not believe the mother’s explanation, sighting some domestic issues they have always had.


According to the Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate, Police visited the scene and the body was taken to Kambuga hospital for post-mortem.

and a number of exhibits are being collected for GAL tests in Kampala. Meanwhile the wife was arrested helping the police in investigations.

This Case has been registered at Kihihi police station under file number CRB 073/2020.

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