In a statement issued by RDF today, Private JMV Muhirwa was shot in the back as he tried to jump over the perimeter fence surrounding the seat of the Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo.
Muhirwa was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) but later died immediately after admission.
The deceased had just appeared before the tribunal along with eight others where after they went to the washrooms from where he tried to escape.
Late Muhirwa was facing charges of deserting the force and abandoning a job station. He had been sent on remand for 30 days.
Military Prosecution has launched investigations to establish circumstances leading to the death of the inmate and immediately arrested the guard who shot him.
Muhirwa’s body was taken to Rwanda Military Hospital for postmortem