Hours after putting her faith in Jesus Christ, a Ugandan woman died at the hands of her husband.
Abudullah Waiswa, a Muslim, fatally beat his wife — Amina Nanfuka — in their home in Bugiri town of Bugiri District, reportedly because she left Islam to become a Christian, stated Morning Star News.
Nanfuka, a mother of three, stayed with a relative in Kampala in June while receiving treatment for a medical condition. During that time, a pastor visited her to pray for her recovery.
The relative accompanied Nanfuka on her return home and told the woman how to be saved through Jesus Christ.
Nanfuka returned to Kampala on July 8 and put her faith in Jesus Christ the next day. The pastor gave her a Bible.
A friend of Nanfuka’s husband saw Nanfuka with the Bible and apparently informed Waiswa, a source told Morning Star.
Subsequently, Waiswa strangled and beat Nanfuka unconscious and she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Waiswa reportedly went into hiding.
Approximately 12% of Uganda’s population is Muslim. Uganda’s constitution and laws allow for freedom of religion, including converting from one faith to another. However, Christian churches increasingly have received threats of violence, and some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, the World Atlas reported.