In a heart-wrenching incident on July 9, a Muslim man in Bugiri town, Bugiri District, Uganda, fatally attacked his wife, Amina Nanfuka, 31, for embracing Christianity earlier that morning.
According to a close relative, who wishes to remain anonymous due to security concerns, the brutal attack occurred after Nanfuka had returned from a medical check-up in Kampala and attended a worship service where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Nanfuka’s journey to Christianity began when she spent 10 days in Kampala in June for medical treatment, staying with a Christian relative who shared the gospel with her during her recovery. The pastor’s visit and prayers for her healing had a profound impact on Nanfuka, leading her to express her desire to accept and believe in Jesus Christ.
On July 8, accompanied by her relative, Nanfuka returned to Kampala for another medical check-up, leaving her three young children in the care of their grandmother. The following morning, she officially accepted Christ at the church and even received a Luganda-language Bible as a gift from the pastor.
Tragedy struck when a close friend of Nanfuka’s husband, Ariko Yahaya, spotted her giving the Bible to her relative. His confrontation with her about attending church appeared to have triggered a violent reaction from her husband, Abudullah Waiswa, 40. Upon returning home at 8 p.m., Waiswa confronted Nanfuka about her visit to church and demanded to see the Bible.
The relative recalled hearing a commotion inside the bedroom, where Waiswa had dragged Nanfuka. She screamed and called for help, but it was too late. By the time neighbors intervened, Waiswa had fled, leaving Nanfuka unconscious with fatal injuries around her mouth. She was rushed to a nearby clinic but was pronounced dead upon arrival, indicating signs of strangulation and blunt force trauma.
Speculating on the motive, the relative believes that Ariko Yahaya might have informed Waiswa about Nanfuka’s visit to the church in Kampala, leading to this tragic turn of events.
Currently, police are on the lookout for Waiswa, who has gone into hiding since the incident. Nanfuka’s funeral was held at her father’s home in Eyingo village, where her children now reside under the care of their grandparents.
While Uganda’s constitution and laws guarantee religious freedom and the right to propagate one’s faith and convert, incidents of persecution against Christians have been reported in the country. Muslims constitute a minority, comprising no more than 12 percent of Uganda’s population, with concentrations particularly prominent in the eastern regions.
The killing of Amina Nanfuka adds to the distressing list of documented cases of Christian persecution in Uganda, shedding light on the need for continued efforts to promote tolerance, understanding, and respect for religious diversity in the nation…read more
Original News Source: Morning Star News