Ugandan man sentenced for smearing wife’s panties with red pepper

Ugandan man sentenced for smearing wife's knickers with red pepper
The body of a woman is a contested ground. Women undergo various forms of sexual and gender based violence in Northern Uganda

Lira Magistrate’s court has sentenced a man to 40 days of community services after finding him guilty of smearing his wife’s knickers with red pepper.

The Lira Grade One Magistrate, Hilary Kiwanuka convicted Moses Okello, a resident of Barmola village, Bala sub-county in Kole district on Thursday.

Court heard that on January 20, 2018, Okello smeared his wife’s knickers with red pepper without her knowledge and persuaded her to wear.

“He said he admired me more in that underwear whenever I was in it. He then encouraged me to put on it that day. I developed unbearable irritation shortly putting on the knickers, which didn’t go away even after bathing,” the woman told,” the woman told court.

The woman, whose identities have been withheld, told court that she developed unexpected swelling in her private parts.

Okello pleaded guilty, saying he was only making fun of his wife. Tasked to explain what he did, Okello told court that he smeared red pepper on the undergarment “just to make fun of his wife.”

In his judgement, magistrate Kiwanuka said what Okello did was uncalled for and therefore sentenced him to 40 days of community service.