Drunk woman kills husband in Gicumbi


An old woman identified as Philomene Mporwiki, 78, from Mukarange Sector of Gicumbi District has been arrested over killing her husband Damascene Gatarayiha aged 85.

It is alleged that the couple was drunk and got in heated argument when the woman pushed his husband who hit the head on the ground.

The Executive Secretary of Mutarama cell where the incident took place, Seraphine Mukantibiringirwa says the old man died on Monday night.

“Each of the spouses had spent the day taking alcohol in separate bars. They got in heated argument and engaged into a fight as they returned home. The old woman pushed back his husband whose head hit the stone in the courtyard and started bleeding. He died on the way to the health center,” she said.

Mukantibiringirwa explained that the suspect has been kept in custody at Byumba police station as investigations get underway.


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