Simon Shimanya, the prime suspect in the murder of a nurse at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) has confessed to killing his wife after accusing her of engaging in an extramarital affair.
He made the confession as he led a team of detectives from both the Police and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit on a visit to the crime scene during a reconstruction exercise.
Shimanya led the detectives to his home in Bbumbu-Kiteezi in Wakiso district where Viola Kakai was murdered on August 1.
Shimanya, a teacher who is being detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala, was arrested from Isingiro district and is jointly accused of murder with Robert Sebuufu who is thought to have had an affair with Kakai.
He told detectives that on the fateful day when Kakai returned home with Sebuufu,he struck Kakai, a mother of three, with an axe before going after Sebuufu, a driver at Katalemwa Chensire Home in Mpererwe.
He explained that he overpowered Kakai, picked an axe and that when he tried to hit Sebuufu, Kakai was struck instead.
An angry Shimanya accused Sebuufu of plotting to sell off his house and the latter told detectives that for a long time, Kakai and her husband had disagreements over extra-marital affairs.
Sebuufu told detectives that he had been friends with Kakai for a long time but that their relationship was usually casual.
“The deceased has been a close friend of mine and I used to drop sacks of charcoal at her home whenever I came back from upcountry,” Ssebuufu who is being detained at Kasangati Police Station said.
Luke Oweyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, however, said that for three years, Sebuufu had been taking care of Kakai and that she was always protective of him.
While accusing Sebuufu of plotting to sell his house, Shimanya narrated that he and Kakai had been having disagreements for a long time.