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Nyanza : Man arrested over assault resulting in death of his wife

By IGIHE
On 13 juin 2022 at 07:48

A man aged 50 from Kibirizi Sector of Nyanza District has been arrested over assaulting ex-wife identified as Francine Mukabugabo,47, resulting in her death and injuring a child.

The incident took place in Mukoni Village of Mbuye Cell in the night of 11th June 2022 around 9:00 p.m.

It is said that the couple that was not legally married had broken up over persistent disputes.

Sources reveal that the man was once sentenced over role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Upon his release, the wife had sired children with another man which is believed to have triggered disputes until their breakup.

IGIHE has learnt that the husband went to the home of the ex-wife in the night of 11th June 2022. The man was let in after knocking at the door and engaged in discussions with the woman but ended up in wrangles and clashed.

Neighbours rushed to calm the dispute and found the woman injured on the head above her eye.

She was immediately taken to Kibirizi Health Center which transferred her to Nyanza Hospital where she died.

A 12-year old child was also injured during the fighting.

After committing the crime, the Executive Secretary of Kibirizi Sector, Valens Murenzi has said, the man escaped and arrested later.

He is currently detained at Kibirizi RIB Post.

They had sired four children together but it has been three years since their relationship was broken up.

Murenzi appealed on spouses to solve disputes amicably to avoid similar incidents.


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