The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) at Masindi Central Police Station is shocked by the current phenomenon of women character assassinating their husbands over family responsibilities.
IP Peter Mukasa, says Masindi police is receiving several cases of women reporting their husbands claiming that they are failing to fend for their children.
He says since the beginning of this month when schools reopened, his office is on a daily basis awash with complaints from women accusing their husbands of supposedly abandoning their responsibilities of providing their children with basic requirements especially with scholastic materials and tuition fees among others.
The police officer adds that on the contrary, it has been observed that there is predisposition against men is driving women forgetting that it is the duty of both parents to pool resources and provide necessities for their children.
“Some women have failed to understand that raising children is a responsibility for both parents,” he avers.
Mr Mukasas calls for synergy between parents to ensure that they both take the responsibility of fending for their children instead of women always accusing men of allegedly failing to provide for them.
He says women are hyping the matter by taking to the police their children dressed in tatters and dirty clothes insinuating the alleged men’s irresponsibility towards their children.
“To make matters worse, some women move to police with dirty children in order to try to convince the police that their husbands have failed to play their role. This is unacceptable,” Mr Mukasa says.
He, thus, advises women to always endeavour to solve challenges with their husbands amiably by involving parents and civil leaders before rushing to the police for legal intervention.
“Family issues cannot necessarily be handled by the police alone. Both parties have to find a good environment of handling them. In case they fail to reach an agreement and face challenges, they can involve some people like guardians or local leaders,” he says.
Mr Mukasa warns women against denigrating their husbands before their children alluding that they are negligent since such children grow up developing a bad attitude towards their fathers who sometimes are faced with financial challenges not of their own making.
“Women should stop taking their children to police all the time because some of those children are grown up and they will always be hearing their mothers disparage their fathers. This may cause them to abhor their fathers for nothing yet they could be having challenges as men,” the police officer warns.