The incident happened in Ruhamagariro Village of Gafunzo Cell in the evening of Tuesday 16th August 2022 around 8:30 p.m.
Sources reveal that the husband killed his wife identified as Vestine Yankurije,26 as she came to request money for subscription of Mutuelle de Santé.
They couple had begotten one child but were not legally married and no longer lived together.
The Mayor of Ruhango District, Valens Habarurema has confirmed to IGIHE that the man has been arrested.
“It is true. The incident happened as the wife returned to ask for community based health insurance. The man has been arrested. Following the murder, local leaders visited residents to comfort them and advised them against unlawful acts,” he said.
Habarurema further disclosed that the husband had records of indiscipline where he was released recently after serving five-year sentence over smoking cannabis.
“They no longer lived together over disputes. This happened when the wife returned to visit him and requested money for subscription of health insurance. They also shared drinks that no one around suspected the man. They had sired together one child who will be taken care of,” he said.
The suspect is detained at Ruhango RIB Station pending further legal process.