Ngoma woman arrested for stabbing husband

On 24 May 2019 at 12:30

A 37-year-old woman, Dative Mukangenera, a resident of Kamapfizi village, Ihanika Cell of Jarama Sector in Ngoma district, Eastern Province has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her husband and causing serious bodily harm.

The husband who was severely injured on the leg with a machete was taken to Jarama health center for medical attention.

Mukangenera committed the offense on Wednesday, arrested by residents and handed her over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau in Jarama.

According to the Eastern region Police spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the suspect was restrained by residents, who intervened to save the victim, and handed her over to security officers on routine patrol.

“Neighboring residents heard the screams from the home of the couple and quickly responded before calling security which was nearby,” said CIP Twizeyimana.

He condemned the bloody act, adding that such family conflicts also cause serious psychological effects on young children.

The spokesperson said though women and young girls are most at risk of emotional and physical abuse, female partners assaulting men is equally prevalent.

The victim claimed he and the wife had a turbulent marriage but he was always willing to resolve their issues.

CIP Twizeyimana thanked the residents for rescuing the neighbor and advised married couples to endeavor to resolve their differences amicably or follow the available social and legal channels to settle any disagreements.