Woman stabs her husband to death while he was sleeping and keeps the body for two days

Police in central Uganda’s Mukono district are arresting a 30-year-old woman on murder charges after she allegedly stabbed her sleeping husband to death and kept his body in their home for two days.

Ruth Musimenta, an employee of NJ Business Solutions, is accused of killing James Nsubuga in the early morning hours of May 18, 2024, at his marital home in Katikamu village, Mpoma parish, Nama sub-county in the district from Mukono.

“Nsubuga was stabbed by his wife in the neck area while he was sleeping, which caused his death. The suspect kept the body in the bedroom for two days until he was recovered by the police,” said police spokesperson Fred Enanga.

According to SCP Enanga, the police Criminal Intelligence Task Force gathered information indicating how the suspect had planned to bury the body in a shallow grave near a toilet.
“The murder weapon of a knife was recovered. Two military shoes and a toy gun belonging to the deceased were also recovered from the house,” Enanga said.

Police did not release details about the toy gun and military shoes; However, Enanga condemned such acts of violence and brutality in domestic settings.
“The tragic incident ended an abusive relationship between the couple. During interrogation, the suspect admitted to having premeditatedly killed her husband after she took the knife and hid it in the bedroom,” she said.

Musimenta will be arraigned in court on murder charges.