Residents of Rwengando Cell Nyarubanga Parish in Masha Sub County Are In shock after one of their own chopped his two children to death and attempted to kill their mother before taking his own life.
Celestino Byamukama hacked to death his 2-year-old daughter only identified as Leticia and his 3-year-old brother, Deus Akadwanaho on Saturday and also attempted to kill his wife identified as Jackline Natukunda but she escaped with serious injuries and is admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson says it is unfortunate that Byamukama also later committed suicide by taking rodent poison that killed him on the way to hospital for treatment.
Kasasira adds that police recovered the machete Byamukama used to hack the children and a sachet of rat poison he is believed to have taken.
The Rwengando Village LC I Chairperson Elasto Kamugisha says Byamukama has had a long feud with his wife, who he accused of being involved in an extra marital affair.
According to Natukunda, Byamukama who was found of beating her, returned in the wee hours of the morning and started asking her whether he was the biological father of the children.
“He asked me to tell him the truth whether the children were his as he cut me with a machete as I tried to save my children but I was over powered and he also cut them,” she said.
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