Frank Garimoshi, 30, commits suicide after killing his wife over her other lovers' mobile money SMS dispute


Frank Garimoshi, 30, from Rukwa region in Tanzania
Frank Garimoshi and his lover. FILE


Frank Garimoshi, 30, from Rukwa region in Tanzania who, on August 25 this year, murdered his wife over deception accusations has died.

Frank Garimoshi, a resident of Chala Location in Nkasi, Rukwa region, died on the night of September 2 at a Rukwa hospital where he was admitted after attempting suicide.

Garimoshi attempted killing himself to death quickly after slaying his wife Tabitha Mwanyanje, 29.

Mwanyanje was on August 25 fatally wounded in the neck by Garimoshi after obtaining funds from another man through her phone.

Tabitha, a primary school teacher, and her spouse had argued before the occurrence, with Garimoshi blaming his wife of adultery.

The duo’s next-door-neighbour, Safina Kambeu, told Tanzania’s Global Publishers that the two had, lately, getting into an unending marital controversy over allegations that Mwanyanje was cheating on her partner.

“The husband set several traps on different occasions, but none caught his wife cheating,” said Kambeu.

Rukwa region police boss, Justus Masejo, said Mwanyanje’s killing occurred at 4 pm following a fight over money sent to the deceased’s phone by another man.

“After receiving the mobile money message, Garimoshi began accusing his wife of soliciting funds from her lover. A resultant argument between the couple followed. During the melee, Garimoshi stood for a kitchen knife and stabbed his wife several times in different parts of her body, including the neck, consequently killing her on the spot,” said Masejo.

Upon hearing that Mwanyanje had died, Garimoshi attempted suicide by hitting himself in different parts of his body.

“His self-destruction attempt was frustrated,” said Masejo. 

“We arrested and took him to the hospital. Once he is out of danger, we will charge him with murder and attempted suicide.”

However, Garimoshi died eight days later before he could file a case with the justice system.

News of his death was confirmed by Masejo, the Rukwa region police boss.

“The police unit condemns what Garimoshi did. If one has any problems with his or her spouse, there are many amicable ways of resolving differences, violence that leads to the loss of lives should not be employed in conflict resolution,” said Masejo.

Garimoshi’s family took his body for burial on September 3.


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