A Community in Kween Expresses Support For Wife Beater

Over the weekend, a woman in Benet subcounty of Kween district fought with her husband over access to the household’s oxen. The husband reportedly wanted to take it and use it to work a gardening contract from which he was would get money for his leisure activities. The woman disapproved of his plans and wouldn’t let him take the oxen.

In the ensuing fight, the husband beat his wife Janet Chesengech with a stick usually used to herd animals, leaving her in a lot of pain. Our contributor reports that in the aftermath of all this, the community was itself, “very annoyed [with the woman] saying the woman had no respect for the husband.”

This report was sent to News-Hapa by Dominic Sabila of Kween District

- July 8, 2013
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