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Ugandan woman stabbed by husband for converting to Christianity

A 26-year-old mother of two in eastern Uganda is recovering from deep knife wounds after her Muslim husband stabbed her on Easter Sunday because she had put her faith in Christ two weeks earlier.


Zaina Gimbo, who is from Sirinya B Island in Mayuge District’s Lake Victoria area, sustained wounds to her face, head and back, and bruises on her hand, Morning Star News reported.

The young mother of a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old daughter, who had secretly put her faith in Jesus on April 2, was attacked after she got back from an Easter worship service on April 17.

Carrying her Bible, She left for the service after her husband, identified as Jamiru Mwima, left to catch fish. “It was a wonderful celebration. At about 1 p.m., I went home not knowing that he had come back. I came back with a lot of joy, singing Christian songs that I had learned in the church,” Gimbo was quoted as saying from her hospital bed.

As soon as she arrived home her husband came out “very furious,” Gimbo said. He grabbed her hand and asked her many questions about her faith, which she did not answer. “My husband beat and cut me with a long knife. I made an alarm that brought many people who came and disarmed him. I fell down bleeding seriously and lost consciousness.”


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