Shyaka Kanuma denied bail

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On 16 January 2017 at 12:19
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Gasabo High Court has remanded a journalist and proprietor of Rwanda Focus Ltd, Shyaka Kanuma, has been denied bail and remanded for 30 days.
Kanuma who appeared in court today for the second time is accused of of tax fraud and forgery-related cases.
Prosecution said tha evidence so far gathered during investigations is enough to pin Kanuma on the alleged crimes.
The judge said that the court has the evidence proving Kanuma’s involvement in tax evasion worth Rwf 65, 256, 589.
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Gasabo High Court has remanded a journalist and proprietor of Rwanda Focus Ltd, Shyaka Kanuma, has been denied bail and remanded for 30 days.

Kanuma who appeared in court today for the second time is accused of of tax fraud and forgery-related cases.

Prosecution said tha evidence so far gathered during investigations is enough to pin Kanuma on the alleged crimes.

The judge said that the court has the evidence proving Kanuma’s involvement in tax evasion worth Rwf 65, 256, 589.

During the first hearing,prosecution alleged that Kanuma, in the process of bidding for a tender in Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) falsified the salaries and professionalism of people he claimed to be employees of Rwanda Focus to meet tender requirements.

Shyaka Kanuma was arrested in Kayonza in the night of 31st December 2016 as he allegedly fled the country. Kanuma has since denied the fleeing story, claiming he was traveling to Nyagatare.


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