Many women will weep upon hearing the news or at the sight of the body of their partners, irrespective of the circumstances surrounding the death.
However, the opposite is the case of Rose Keniah, a 33-year old widow whose husband committed suicide after attempting to kill her.
For Keniah, the passing of Mathias Sedungon, her husband with whom she had been married for over 16-years, is a blessing in disguise. Madam Keniah escaped death when Mr. Sedungon fired a gun at her which hit her in the shoulder in an obvious attempt to kill her.
This was after the 2 had a misunderstanding which led to quarrels and subsequent separation of the couple.
In the company of other residents, Mrs. Keniah was on her way to the farm when her husband, described as a sharp shooter, ambushed and attacked her in September, 2016.
Not even the intervention from the woman’s colleagues could prevent Mr. Sedungon from his intention on that fateful day. He fired and hit Mrs. Keniah before disappearing into the bush. Moments later while the woman was being sent to the hospital, news broke that Mathias had committed suicide, few meters away from where he fired shot at his wife.
Injured Keniah is not moved by her husband’s death as the family awaits police to release the body for burial. She says she survived by divine intervention from the man she had known as a good marksman with a gun.
The mother of 4 who hails from Paga in the Upper East Region in Ghana has a lesson to share with women who suffer spousal abuse.
“Don’t just flee from their threats, report them to the police,” Mrs. Keniah says.
Source: Nhyira FM