Family of murdered teacher addresses claims that AP killed her for betraying him after paying for her education

The suspect was arrested while trying to sneak out of the country

Navakholo Secondary School teacher Christine Maonga who was shot dead by her husband

The family of the late Christine Maonga who was allegedly shot dead by her administration police husband Patrick Nyapara has addressed claims that the deceased was shot after she betrayed her AP lover who paid for her education.

According to the claims, Nyapara paid for Ms Maonga’s college education who upon graduating and securing employment, began mistreating Mr Nyapara, including developing other relationships on the side.

The allegations further suggest that unable to take the humiliation and stress, Mr Nyapara shot dead Ms Maonga on Thursday before fleeing.

Speaking to a local publication, Ms Maonga’s father Fredrick Maonga refuted the claims, stating that he paid for her daughter’s education and has payment receipts to back up his claims.

“I am aware of claims circulating on social media that my daughter betrayed the suspect, despite him being there for her throughout her studies. Those allegations are false.

I would like to clarify it is me who took her to the best of schools that she could attend.” Mr. Maonga asserted.

He also clarified that her daughter was never married to Nyapara and did not share the same house with the police officer as reported.

“And it is also untrue that my daughter shared a house with her suspected killer..If my daughter had a romantic relationship with the AP officer, then I was unaware because she hadn’t introduced him to me.” Mr. Maonga stated.

“I am thinking she started dating Nyapara in January this year, when she moved to Navakholo,” he added.

Heated argument followed by three gun shots

Ms Maonga was shot dead on Thursday 14 March 2019. Reports indicate that there was a heated argument between the two followed by three gunshots that left the 26 year old dead.

The cause of the confrontation still remains unclear with postmortem outcome for the deceased set to be released Monday, March 18.

Mr Nyapara was arrested by police in Busia as he attempted to cross into neighbouring Uganda.

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