Two arrested for illegal abortions

RUTSIRO- Two women in Rutsiro District have been arrested for allegedly carrying out an abortion.The duo is identified as Clemence Yezakuzwe, 25, and 21-year old Chantal Nyirandengayobagira. Yezakuzwe is in Police custody, while Nyirandengayobagira is in hospital after developing complications as a result of the abortion.

RUTSIRO- Two women in Rutsiro District have been arrested for allegedly carrying out an abortion.

The duo is identified as Clemence Yezakuzwe, 25, and 21-year old Chantal Nyirandengayobagira.

Yezakuzwe is in Police custody, while Nyirandengayobagira is in hospital after developing complications as a result of the abortion.

According to witnesses, Nyirandengayobagira said she wanted to carry out an abortion because her husband had abandoned her.

“She is currently in hospital because she almost bled to death, but after recovery, she will be charged,” Police in Rutisro District said yesterday.
While in custody, Yezakuzwe also confessed to committing the crime as she did not feel ready to have children.

“I accidentally got pregnant and was not ready to give birth; so that is why I carried out the abortion,” Yezakuzwe said.

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