Rwandan woman kills husband over AIDS fear

Kigali, Feb 6: A Rwandan woman recently killed her husband after he inherited a widow whose husband is suspected to have died of the incurable AIDS, media reported Wednesday.

In incident occurred in Gisagara, a district in southern Rwanda. The middle-aged woman, Annonciata Kampororo, hatched a plot to kill her 48-year-old husband Anaclet Majyambere after he inherited his late brother’s wife, Xinhua reported.

The local vernacular daily Umuryango quoted villagers and the police as confirming that the woman had strongly opposed her husband’s plans to inherit the widow, fearing that she would also become infected.

But when the stubborn husband moved the widow to her home in accordance with traditional customs, she denied him his conjugal rights and demanded an HIV test first. He flatly refused the request, sparking constant friction and quarrels in the matrimonial home.

Fed up and determined to protect herself against possible infection, the woman, a traditional liquor seller, hatched up a plot with her son and sister who lived nearby, and hacked the husband to death.

According to Rwandan health officials, unprotected sex and having multiple-sex partners are some of the major causes of AIDS in the central African country, where around 300,000 patients are living with HIV.

IANS