by Oge Okonkwo
A Rwandan woman hacked her husband to death with a machete for fear that he would infect her with HIV, local media reports.
The suspect, Annonciata Kampororo was said to have planned the killing with her son and sister, after she found out her husband, Anaclet Majyambere, 48, had inherited his brother’s HIV-positive wife.
Inheriting the widow of a family member is a common traditional practice in some rural communities in Rwanda.
Daily Mail reports:
It is believed the brother of Mr Majyambere, a resident in Gisagara in southern Rwanda, died of AIDS.
His wife, a local liquor seller, feared that the widow would also be infected and refused to sleep with Mr Majyambere until he took an HIV test.
When he refused to do so, she ‘withheld his conjugal rights’ and began planning the murder, Sowetanlive reported.+2
Downtown in the Rwandan capital, Kigali: Just over 3 per cent of the Rwandan population – between 180,000 and 250,000 people – live with HIV. More than half are women and children, according to UNICEF statistics
One night, Kampororo, her son and her sister attacked Mr Majyambere with machetes and pestles and killed him.
It is estimated that just over 3 per cent of the Rwandan population – between 180,000 and 250,000 people – live with HIV.
More than half are women and children, according to UNICEF statistics, and in 2011 a reported 170,000 children were orphans as a result of AIDS.