KAMPALA. What started as a simple quarrel between two sisters over unwashed blouse ended in mourning after one stabbed the other in the neck causing her death.
The girl, 19, was reportedly stabbed by her 16-year-old sister, who accused her of wearing her blouses and adamantly refusing to wash them. The incident happened in Kawempe Division, Kampala, on Tuesday night when the two sisters picked a quarrel in their parents’ absence.
The suspect allegedly stabbed Nalugwe with a pair of scissors, a hand-operated shearing tool.
Neighbours, who heard the victim screaming for help, rushed her to a nearby clinic but they were referred to Mulago hospital, where she died on the way.
Police speaks out
“They developed a quarrel and fought each other. In the process, the suspect stabbed her sister (Nakiwuge) to death. She stabbed her using a pair of scissors in the neck. The cause of their quarrel was that the deceased had worn the suspect’s dress and kept it unwashed,” Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said.
Locals told police that the two girls often quarreled over clothes but their parents took their disagreements lightly until they culminated in death.
“It is alleged that the suspect had always complained to their mother about the deceased behaviour of wearing her clothes and she doesn’t wash or take care of them. They were of the same size. On the fateful day, the suspect came back and found her clothes disorganised. She tried to talk to her sister who told her ‘you will do nothing’. That is how they ended up fighting,” Mr Onyango said, quoting eyewitness accounts.
The suspect fled to her aunt’s home in Kazo Central Zone where she narrated how she had killed her sister in an argument.
The aunt reportedly intimated to the Local Council Chairman who alerted Kawempe Police Station and she was apprehended.
Police said the scene was visited by Kawempe Division CID commander and scene of crime officers. SP Onyango added that statements were recorded from eyewitnesses.