Prosecution loses interest in Dr Mukankomeje case

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 29 September 2016 saa 09:36
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Prosecution has announced it has lost interest in pursuing the former boss of Rwanda Environment Management Authority in a hearing that was held in Kagarama court of low instance in Kicukiro district.

Talking to IGIHE, the spokesperson of Rwanda National Prosecution, Faustin Nkusi has said that Dr Rose Mukankomeje is no longer pursued but declined to give more details on why the decision was made.

“It is true that the state has lost interest in the case. I will give details after leaving the meeting I am attending,” he said.

Dr Mukankomeje was first arrested on 21st March 2016 over alleged abuse of office by leaking work secrets to a one Bisamaza Prudence who was being investigated for bribery.

She was released on April 14th 2016 by the high court as investigations got under way.

The spokesperson of the judiciary, Emmanuel Itamwa had earlier told IGIHE that her trial would start on September 27th, 2016 before it was cancelled.

Dr Mukankomeje has been recently replaced by Engineer Colette Ruhamya as REMA director general.

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Dr Rose Mukankomeje with her defender