A mother of 11, who, along with her husband, apostatized from Islam and converted to Christianity almost a year earlier, was poisoned to death on June 17 in a village in eastern Uganda.
Namumbeiza Swabura, mother of a 5-month-old baby, died after her sister-in-law visited and offered to prepare a meal for her. Muhammad, her husband, arrived soon after his wife had finished eating the food prepared by his sister, who had already left. His wife complained of stomach pain that started immediately after eating the food. According to Morning Star News:
Swabura’s pain grew worse as she began vomiting and her nose began to bleed uncontrollably; her face turned pale, and two hours later she died in their home as Muhammad was trying to rent a car to take her to a hospital, they said. Her sister-in-law has gone into hiding, the sources said. Swabura and her husband have received several death threats since putting their faith in Christ, according to Muhammad. During a visit by Morning Star News to the area in late May, he said, “We are fearing for our lives as the Muslims are threatening to kill us if we continue in Christianity.” Besides her infant and husband, Swabura wife leaves behind 10 other children.