A woman in Kenya has been charged with deliberately transmitting HIV to her husband while they were married.
The couple were married from 2008 to 2010. The woman fell pregnant in 2009 and had to undergo an HIV test as one of the prenatal requirements. She came to know about that she was HIV positive when she received the test results.
However, she hid the report from her husband and the duo continued to have a close relationship.
The wife claims that she informed her husband about the test report and he asked her to go for treatment. However, the man told the court that she did not reveal her disease to him till one day he came on to the report that was hidden in her wardrobe in November 2009. The man and the woman did not have a close relationship after he learnt the truth.
The couple subsequently even got divorced, reports Kenyan Post.
The 34-year-old woman was last week convicted of deliberately transmitting HIV to her husband and has been referred to the country's Supreme Court as her lawyers are challenging the constitutionality of the law under which she was charged.
Brother kills sibling over quarreling wives
An Egyptian young man killed his brother because of differences of opinion between the siblings’ respective wives, reports Al Youm Al Sabea'a newspaper.
The newspaper said that the defendant stabbed his brother with a knife in a fit of madness and in a bid to please his wife and expressed terrible remorse over his action.
The 29-year-old accused said that he was living a nightmare and hoped against hope that he would wake up soon to find his brother alive.
He added that their father had divorced their mother 20 years ago and he and his mother had together raised his two siblings - Salem and Izzat. He worked as a construction labourer in order to help his mother look after his two brothers.
He said that he was not able to pursue education because of the financial difficulties.
The victim Salem grew up and got married and has a 3-year-old child.
The accused added that he too was married and his family consisting of his mother, brother and wife lived on the first floor, his brother Salem lived with his family on the second floor of the same building.
The defendant said that the brothers’ wives did not get along and differences started cropping up.
On the day of the tragedy, the defendant was relaxing with his wife and eating water melon in their room when his brother’s wife started yet another fight.
Salem’s wife then called up her husband and told him that the defendant had beaten her up. Salem rushed home from work and threatened to kill his brother with a knife he had grabbed from the kitchen.
He added that Salem injured him in his chest and a fight started in earnest. In trying to defend himself, he took control of the knife and stabbed his brother in the heart region.
The Giza police station referred the killer to the public prosecution to complete the legal measures.