A day after Grace Isharaza, the widow to Prof. William Kabampene Isharaza told the land probe that her co-wife had grabbed 35.7 hectares of her land, the woman in question Edith Kekimuri the circumstances under which she took over the property.
Kekimuri told the probe that she met Prof Isharaza when he was living a miserable life and she put his life together.
She said she took over the land because she had done a lot for the late professor.
The commission also discovered that Kekimuri through the administrator general formed a committee of seven members to take care of the estate of the late but later removed the two sons of Grace Birabwa from managing it.
“They refused to come for the committee meeting whenever they were called. The Administrator General made a decision to remove them and appointed me as a caretaker,” she said.
The commission later discovered that in the Will, the first wife Grace Birabwa was excluded from having any share of the properties that she worked for and everything was given to Kekimuri.
” The will emphasises, ‘my wife Grace Birabwa should not get any share because she had a separate savings account’. Do you think your husband was fair?” Bamugemereire asked.”
“I cannot talk about someone’s decisions. I do not know what happened between them,” Kekimuri replied.
Bamugemereire then Kekimuri to explain how she interprets marriage agreements that are made in church on wedding day. Such agreements usually emphasise that whatever is acquired by both partners in marriage becomes matrimonial property.
But Kekimuri retorted: “There is a certain document I read on internet which says that you may be together but those agreements you make remain on paper and one can make a decision to marry another wife or man.”
Bamugemereire shot back: “What is marriage to you?”
“If you ask me about the law then I am lost,” Kekimuri answered.