Edgar Gateni, husband to murdered social worker has said before his wife was murdered, she first showed signs.
Maria Nagirinya was kidnapped from her home in Lungujja community zone, Rubaga Municipality early last week and her body was recovered in Nakitutuli village in Nama sub-county, Mukono district, along Mukono Kayunga road on Thursday.
The 28 year old was working as a project manager at Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), a Muyenga based NGO.
Speaking at her requiem mass on Sunday, Gateni said he had known the deceased for more than 10 years having met with while in Primary three.
“Maria was my briefcase, and she used to listen to me and loved me with one heart,” Grieving Gateni revealed.
He further recalled how he had sent messages to Maria about what kind of beds they would buy after the construction of their home. He said they had just purchased a plot on 24 August, their first wedding anniversary.
“Little did I know that she would not see those messages as she was already ‘asleep’, I thought she would see them in the morning but she had already been murdered.”
Gateni said he had never fainted but since the ordeal, he had fainted several times.
“Before her death, she was sending signs… I would ask her to get online but she would be a bit busy, I always asked her to move with someone in the night whenever she was moving alone,” he said.
Gateni said the dreams he had with his wife have been shattered.
“Part of me is gone. I’m pretending to be strong but I’m broken inside. We haven’t even left a child for our people.”