A senior Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) officer, Maj. Dr. Aimable Rugomwa who is suspected of beating a child, Mbarushimana Théogène, to death is today appearing before the military to hear a mention of his case.
It is alleged that Maj. Dr. Rugomwa who works at Rwanda Military Hospital is suspected of beating the said child after suspecting him of having carried out a theft.
He is alleged to have beaten him to death on Sunday 4th September 2016 in Ubumwe village, Rubirizi cell of Kanombe sector in Kicukiro district.
On Wednesday 7th September 2016, RDF sent a delegation of officers to condole the bereaved family where the RDF spokesperson, Lt Col. René Ngendahimana told the media that the act is heavily condemned.
“ RDF grossly condemns such acts. Our duty is protecting not killing. Killing people is not our culture. We are responsible for their lives and so we started investigations and held suspects after the incident,” he said.
Lt Col René Ngendahimana said that what Maj.Dr Aimable Rugomwa and his elder brother did are grave offenses particularly in RDF.