Gasabo prison located in Gasabo district, Kimironko was closed yesterday as inmates were relocated to the Mageragere prison built in Nyarugenge district.
The Spokesperson of Rwanda Correctional service, CIP Hillary Sengabo has said the closure is part of the program of taking inmates out of the city.
“It is part of the plans to relocate the prison from Kigali city to another newly completed prison with all requirements,” he said.
CIP Sengabo explained that relocating inmates from Gasabo prison is not related to previous incident where it caught fire on 31st March 2017.
Gasabo prison was accommodating 5,440 who were relocated to various prisons countrywide in different periods.
The remaining 82 inmates were relocated to Mageragere prison yesterday.
Gasabo prison was built after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.