A 46-year-old man is fighting for his life after his wife cut off his penis following a bed room misunderstanding at Amun B Village, Apac District.
Mr Moses Okot, a peasant farmer told this reporter that on Sunday June 30, his wife Ms Beatrice Acen, 35, returned home drunk and cut his penis.
“When I returned home from hunting around 7:00pm, my wife was not home. My daughter served me food and I went to bed thereafter. My wife returned at around 10:00pm and shouted that I open for her the door,” Mr Okot narrates.
“I was already asleep. I felt some little pain, which woke me up only to find my pant wetted with blood,” he adds.
Ms Acen is currently on the run.
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Okot says he has for long had disagreements with his wife over her alcoholism and thus decided to punish her by denying her sex.
“The woman comes back home when she is too drunk. As a man, I would no longer tolerate such, so I decided to deny her sex with hope that she would reform. She had always demanded for sex.”
Okot and Acen have been married for more than ten years and are blessed with five children.
However Mr Anthony Ogwal the LC1 chairman of Amun B Village says the couple has for long been involved in violent fights. Ogwal also confirmed that the woman has on several occasions complained about her husband ignoring her sexual demands.
“It’s not the first time Acen is inflicting injuries on her husband. Last year, she broke this man’s collar bone during a domestic fight and ran away. The case was settled in my office and they reunited,” he says.
Mr Ogwal blamed the rampant cases of domestic violent in his area on alcoholism, citing that women are drinking equally as much as men.
Mr Okot was taken to Olelpek Police Outpost to file a case against his brutal wife before being rushed to Apac Main hospital where he is currently receiving medical treatment.
A police source said a case of causing grievance harm has been registered against the suspect at Olelpek Outpost under case file no SD 04/30/06/2019.
“He has already been given police medical form. After completing the treatment, the suspect can be arrested and taken to court,” the source said.
However, the suspect has fled home because of the incident.
Armed conflict, poverty, alcohol abuse and cultural attitudes are responsible for the high incidence of domestic violence in Ugandan communities, according to a report.
Some 92 percent of 6,000 people surveyed by the Uganda Law Reform Commission in 2008 reported some form of domestic violence was taking place in their communities.
The highest levels were recorded in northern Uganda, which is struggling to emerge from more than two decades of conflict between the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and government troops.
The report cited several types of domestic abuse, including sexual violence, drunkenness, psychological torture, confiscation of property, physical and bodily harm, adultery, use of abusive language, nagging and marital rape.
The commonest form of domestic violence reported was physical abuse and child abuse, including beating, torture, biting and stabbing, which accounted for 36 percent of the respondents, while 25 percent was psychological abuse and alcohol abuse. Some incidences have resulted in loss of life.
Via daily monitor
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