A 47-year-old woman in Ntungamo District has been sent back to her parents’ home in Mbarara over adultery. Her husband allegedly found her with another man in Itojo Trading Centre last week after he had travelled to Rukungiri District to seek a Senior One vacancy for their daughter.
The suspect and her lover were arrested and later released on police bond.
Her husband told local council officials and elders that he no longer wanted the woman. The couple has been married for more than 20 years.
“Since 1997, she has been pulling me down, demanding too much which led to the collapse of our businesses. I decided to marry another wife and leave her with everything I had in Itojo and go to Mbarara,” the complainant said. “She ‘ate’ everything, only the house has remained. I am now getting her with another man in my own house, it is unbearable,” he added.
However, some residents accused the man of abandoning his wife for more than five years. “This is a man who has another wife. She has been with his wife for 23 years, sending her home empty handed is absolutely cruel. As women, we should not live in a torture like this one. Men need to treat us like humans,” a woman said.