Court adjourns Rwigaras bail application

On 7 November 2017 at 03:30

The Kimihurura based High Court has adjourned to Thursday 16th November, 2017 the hearing of remand appeal for Diane Shimimana Rwigara and her mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara.

Nyarugenge Intermediate court last month ruled that the duo should be remanded for 30 days so that they do not temper with evidence as investigations get underway.

In today’s hearing, only Diane and her mother’s lawyer Gatera Gashabana appeared in the court as Mukangemanyi was reportedly sick.

Diane’s Lawyer Pierre Celestin Buhuru did not attend court. Prosecution was represented by Faustin Mukunzi and the National Public Prosecution Authority Spokesperson Faustin Nkusi.

Diane told the presiding judge that her lawyer had another hearing and requested court to stay the hearing.

Gashabana said that his client is sick and was unable to appear in court and also requested for adjournment of the hearing.

Prosecution doubted the reason for absence of Counsel Buhuru, saying that he should have communicated his absence through a letter to the presiding judge.

The presiding judge adjourned the hearing of both defendants.

The duo are accused of inciting public insurrection but Adeline Rwigara is separately facing divisionism charges as Diane Rwigara particularly faces forgery offenses.

Last month, Nyarugenge Intermediate Court granted bail to the co-accused Anne Rwigara saying that there was no evidence connecting her to accusations brought to the three family members including Diane and Adeline Rwigara.

Diane Rwigara speaks to the lawyer
Diane Rwigara arriving at High Court
Anne Rwigara, the co-accused who was granted bail and brothers