The 38-year-old woman had relocated to Bugesera from Nyamagabe District of the Southern Province over domestic disputes.
The incident took place Tuesday around 6:00am in Ntarama Sector of Bugesera District.
The family had previously been living in Mushubi Sector of Nyamagabe District and separated due to domestic disputes. They have five children together.
After killing his wife, the husband attempted to stab and kill himself but did not succeed.
Speaking to IGIHE, the Police Spokesperson in Eastern Region, CIP Théobald Kanamugire confirmed the incident saying that the man was sent to Kanombe Military Hospital for medical care.
“The man killed her wife using knives and attempted to cut his own neck but did not die. He is in Kanombe Hospital. The family had domestic violence and they had separated. The woman was living in Nyamata and the man in Gisenyi,” he said.
Kanamugire said justice awaits the man after recovering from his wounds.