Rwandan woman suspected of espionage, detained in Burundi

By IGIHE
On 9 January 2018 at 04:23

Goreth Kayiranga, employee for the regional transportation company Volcano Express, has been arrested by Burundian security operatives over suspecting her of being intelligence.

Kayiranga who has now spent three days in custody has been working for Volcano Express in Burundi.

She is detained at Muyinga based Police Commissariat in North-East of Burundi.

Chief Operations Officer at Volcano Express, Agaba Andrew Japhet said that Kayiranga was arrested by Burundi’s intelligence body accusing her of being a Rwandan intelligence.

He said that following her arrest, Volcano Express management through their employees in Burundi held talks with Burundi Police. It is expected that Kayiranga will be released and sent back to Rwanda by today (Tuesday).

“She was arrested because she is a Rwandan as it has often happened to Rwandans over there. We have discussed with Burundian officials through our employees working from there and we expect her today in the country but we are yet to know the border they will use,” he said.

The relations between Rwanda and Burundi strained in 2015 when Rwanda was accused of supporting a coup attempt against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. Rwanda rejected the accusations.


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