His wife Noela,was attending her stepmother’s funeral when she received a call from her husband, Kalala. She was feeling overwhelmed, so he asked her how the weather was and said to go outside for some fresh air. Waiting for her was a man with a gun.
He just told me, ‘Don’t scream. If you start screaming, I will shoot you. They’re going to catch me, but you? You will already be dead.’ So, I did exactly what he told me.”
She was thrown in a car, where more mysterious men awaited her.
Her kidnappers asked, “What did you do to this man? Why has this man asked us to kill you?”When Noela replied with confusion, “because I don’t have any problem with anybody,” they responded, “Your husband!”
The phone was put on loudspeaker for Noela to hear the reply. Her husband’s voice said: “Kill her.”
They didn’t, though, because “we don’t kill women and children,” the gang leader said. Also, they wanted more money. So, they called Kalala back, demanding “that the fee for the murder had increased.” He refused, and two days later, Rukundo was freed. The last thing her kidnappers told her:
Kalala was telling everyone that his wife had died in a “tragic accident,” and he “spent the day hosting a steady stream of well-wishers, many of whom donated money.”
Until she showed up at the funeral and messed up his day!!