Two men, Hassan Kiwango (45), a timber dealer and Hakim Katende (48), a driver died yesterday morning, September 26, while fighting over a woman in Kayunga, Kyampisi sub-county in Mukono district, Uganda.
An Islamic cleric was mediating between the two men at the mosque on Saturday morning and Katende attacked Kiwango. He allegedly cut him on the neck, hands and at the back several times. Kiwango also fought back and inflicted grave injuries on Katende.
The fracas between the two men reached the local council committee for mediation but the recent bloody fight revealed the matter was not laid to rest. Bitter fight resumed this month, compelling the committee to forward the matter to Kiyunga mosque to be resolved by the Imam
The trouble had started last year after Katende accused Kiwango of having an affair with his wife, Dorothy Birungi. Kiwango’s wife works in Saudi Arabia, leaving him with their two children, aged 12 and 14.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, who confirmed the incident, says detectives from Naggalama police station visited the scene and found Kiwango’s body lying upside down in front of his house with multiple deep cuts on the entire body.
Onyango explains that after examination at the mosque where the fight began, blood droplets were spotted and a blood trail led police to Kigagga zone where Katende’s dead body was found with multiple cuts.
Onyango confirmed further that “The two bodies have been taken to Kayunga hospital for postmortem as children and the wife to Katende are held at police for their safety”.
The police have also been deployed at both Katende and Kiwango’s homes to prevent the public from damaging their properties.