Police in Gatsibo district are holding a 45-year-old woman for allegedly murdering her husband over infidelity.
Speaking from Kabarore Police Post, Joyce Mukamurigo, a resident of Kanyangese cell in Rugarama sector admitted that she murdered Mathew Gatoso, her husband on Monday evening.
‘I hit him with a hoe in the head and he died instantly,’ she told The New Times in an interview.
‘He has been sleeping with another woman who is our neighbour,” she said. “This kept haunting me.”
She claimed that when her husband sold a family goat and used the money to buy clothes for the other woman, she couldn’t take it anymore.
However, area residents refuted the suspect’s claims, saying that the couple has been involved in other domestic wrangles not related to adultery.
‘One of their children recruited to do house work is the cause of the rift in that family,” one close neighbour said.
“The woman accused the husband of taking all the money earned from their child’s labour.”
When The New Times visited the home on Tuesday morning, area residents were gathered discussing the incidence.
‘We are very shocked. We heard children crying yesterday and upon arriving at the scene, we found Mukamurigo had killed her husband,’ Saidi Munyaneza, a local leader in the area said.
The couple has been living together for the last 15 years and have five children.