Gruesome: Housemaid, co-wife poison two children in Rubavu

By Nicole Kamanzi M
On 20 November 2019 at 04:32

RIB have arrested a maid identified as Claudine Nyirarukundo, suspecting her of poisoning and dumping the bodies of two children from a family where she has been working.

The bodies of Aswab Mudatenguha, from the family of Ahmed Nsengiyumva, and his cousin Afia Benimana, both three years, were found in a pit in the middle a banana plantation in Buhaza cell, Rubavu sector on Monday 18th.

Confessing her crime, Nyirarukundo explained that the second wife of Nsengiyumva a one Umubyeyi Bibienne, had given her the poison and paid her Rwf 10,000 to poison the children. It is reported that she threw them in a pit as poison started causing them excruciating pain and were still agonizing.

The spokeperson of RIB, Marie Michelle Umuhoza confirmed the gruesome act and arrest of both women.

“Both Nyirarukundo Claudine and Umubyeyi Bibienne are in custody at Rubavu RIB station; they are both accused of the murder of two children. For now, we are doing a deep investigation on the case,” she said.


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