Kira Police have in detention a 22 year old woman who is accused of stabbing and seriously injuring her co-wife.
Gift Kibwijana, a resident of Kitukutwe Kira Division, Wakiso district is said to have used a kitchen knife to stab Juliet Tukundane, 23, who hails from Kitagwenda in Kamwenge district.
The victim is the first wife of one Medard Ssemakula and had come to visit him at his house in Kira. Unbeknownst to her, Semakula had a second wife with him they lived in the Kitukutwe house.
Tukundane told police that when she arrived at the house, she thought Ms Kibwijana was a relative of her husband’s.
When it was bed time, she says, she just into her husband’s bed only to be attacked by Kibwijana.
In the heat of the altercation that ensued, she says, the co-wife grabbed a knife and stabbed her in her left thigh and other parts of the body and that she bled profusely.
She was rushed to a clinic for treatment after which she was advised by health workers to report the matter to police, which came in and arrested Kibwijana, and detained her at Kira Police Station.
Tukundane said she is pregnant with Semakula’s second child.
Police learnt that the bodaboda rider got his second wife from Ibanda District and has been living with her in the rented house.
Kibwijana will be charged with assault.