Last Thursday, relatives of Monica Nabukenya, 25, received communication from her, unaware that it would be their final contact.
However, two days later, Raed Wated, Nabukenya’s 58-year-old husband, reported her disappearance at Kayabwe Police Station, allegedly intending to divert the investigation.
But as fate would have it , Nabukenya’s relatives, who had also received reports of her ‘disappearance’, arrived at the same police station, asserting that Wated knew of her whereabouts.
This prompted detectives together with Wated and his in-laws to visit the couple’s home in Kalagala Village, Kayabwe Town Council, Mpigi District on Monday evening.
“When we entered the gate, a foul smell welcomed us and it is at this point that the man revealed to detectives that he had actually killed my sister after a DNA test proved that he is not the biological father of the baby girl,”
Ms Royce Nayiga, the deceased’s sister, says. Wanted later led detectives to a septic tank in the compound where he had dumped Nabukenya’s body.
Ms Nayiga says Nabukenya had earlier disclosed to them that she had misunderstandings with Wated over the paternity of their six-month-old baby and when she was reported missing, they sensed something was amiss.
“We thought they would resolve their issues as wife and husband but we were shocked to receive information that he had killed her,” she says.
Mr. Richard Ddumba, the chairperson of Kalagala Village, Kayabwe Town Council, and also a neighbor of the couple, says both Wated and Nabukenya lived a private life until recently when disagreements arose.
“What I know, is the couple had one baby, when the man received information that the baby belonged to another man, he took the child for DNA which proved that he is not the real father,” he says.