A Kenyan woman, Colletha Kasumba, fainted for nine hours after she heard that her husband of 10 years, had impregnated their daughter.
The woman’s sister-in-law, Everlyne Isavywa, said Kasumba collapsed on learning her husband who is HIV-positive, had not only impregnated their daughter but also infected her with the virus.
Kenyam media reported that the woman was unconscious for more than nine hours and was angry, when she woke up causing her to behave violently. Her behaviour made neighbours and relatives who had gathered around her to scamper for safety.
“People thought she was dead since she was unconscious for over nine hours. We were planning for her burial but we were shocked when she woke up at about 1am and started shouting that the husband has finished her,” Isavywa said.
“The woman gave birth to twins but the husband killed them. He also infected the woman with HIV and now has infected her daughter and impregnated her. The occurrences made the woman go mad as she was too stressed,” she said.
Their daughter has reportedly given birth to a baby boy who resembles the father.
Confirming the incident, Bulopi assistant chief, Caleb Natiri, condemned the incident saying grandparents of the girl had been trying to separate them but the father refused.
“This is absurd. Village elders, church leaders and lawmakers need to be engaged to curb incidences of inter-kin marriages which are on the increase,” said Natiri.
He said the suspect would be arrested and arraigned in court once they complete their investigation.