Female restaurant owner arrested after feeding customers murdered children

Civil Society groups are reporting cases of attacks from armed groups, including a woman having to "cook and eat human flesh."

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• DRC is ranked 163 out of 170 countries on the Women Peace and Security Index.

• As turmoil rages in D.R. Congo, horror stories are emerging.

woman in drc cooks children
woman in drc cooks children

Angry DRC citizens have frogmarched a woman to a police station after unearthing the horrid details of what she has been doing in her restaurant.

The shocking details of a woman alleged to have slaughtered children and using their flesh for food in her restaurant has horrified netizens.

According to details online, the woman had a thriving restaurant business, and was feeding her customers with that flesh.

She had an enviable clientele base who thronged her eatery based on her friendly prices.

Much to their shock, the woman was alleged to have been holding children, and slaughtering them to cook their flesh.  Photos of the emaciated children are vomit-inducing.

Elsewhere, a human rights group has told the UN Security Council that a woman who went to pay ransom was kidnapped twice, raped and forced to cook and eat human flesh by rebel groups.

According to Reuters, Julienne Lusenge, president of women's rights group Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI), told the woman's story while addressing the 15-member council about the conflict-torn east of Congo.

According to Reuters, The U.N. Security Council was meeting for a regular briefing on Congo, where heavy fighting between the government and rebel groups since late May has sparked a surge in violence. 

Lusenge said the woman was kidnapped by CODECO militants when she went to pay a ransom for another kidnapped family member. 

The woman told the rights group that she was repeatedly raped and physically abused. Then she said the militants slit a man's throat.

"They pulled out his entrails and they asked me to cook them. They brought me two water containers to prepare the rest of the meal. They then fed all of the prisoners human flesh," Lusenge told the Security Council, recounting the woman's story.

Lusenge said the woman was released after a few days, but while trying to return home was kidnapped by another militia group whose members also repeatedly raped her.

"Again I was asked to cook and eat human flesh," the woman, who eventually escaped, told SOFEPADI.

Lusenge did not name the second militant group during her council briefing.

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