By David Odongo
Reports of Kenyan women battering their husbands are understandable — the men were hopelessly drunk.
Now, it seems the worrying trend has emerged in Tanzania, except that the women are beating men who aren’t drunk!
A resident of Shinyanga, in Ndebezi village, for instance, was beaten senseless by his wife and had to be hospitalisedafter he confessed to have had a sexual relationship with a census officer.
It is said that the woman wasn’t at home when the census officials came. To save time each census official was given a particular area to cover and that’s how the female officer found herself at the man’s house.
After finishing official government business, the man invited the officer for tea and she agreed. The two had a short chat and the female quickly gave in to the man’s charms. Needless to say, the two wandered into a session that had nothing to do census.
It is when they were dressing that the woman of the house came in and hearing voices in the bedroom walked in on her half-dressed husband and the census official.
Aware that although it takes two to tango, it is the man that must have initiated the tryst, the man’s wife quickly threw the census official out of her home and embarked on disciplining her husband.
Throaty screams rent the air as she beat up her husband and neighbours had to force their way into the house, to rescue the man who shortly collapsed while being taken to the hospital.
The division head of police in Evarist Mangala, said the 40-year-old woman, Esther Zablon was arrested and will face assault charges.