987 convicted on account of corruption since 2010

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 5 September 2016 saa 03:46
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A total of 987 people have been convicted of bribery-related crimes between 2010 and 2016 according to a report released on the website of the Office of the Ombudsman.

The released list indicates full identifications of the convicts, nature of corruption, and sentence handed.

Sector executive secretaries, cell leaders, Gacaca court judges, court employees, police personnel, security leaders in villages and ordinary citizens are among people appearing on the list of corruption convicts.

According to the report, the smallest offered bribe is Rwf 1000 while the biggest amount indicated is USD 54,000.

The government of Rwanda has adopted various measures against corruption including name-and-shame approach, and banning convicts from running government services. In the year 2015, a total of 118 government employees convicted of corruption crimes were definitively dismissed from government jobs while 157 were convicted in 2014.

Statistics released in June 2016 indicates that police dismissed 557 officers making it the organ with largest number of sacked personnel for corruption related crimes and impropriety. EWSA sacked 300 while Rwanda Social Security Board dismissed 41 employees over misconduct.

A Transparency International report released in January 2016 ranked Rwanda as the top East African country in fighting corruption.

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The Chief Ombudsman of the Republic of Rwanda,Cyanzayire Aloysie