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Dr. Kayumba remanded

By IGIHE
On 5 October 2021 at 03:16

Kicukiro Primary Court has remanded Dr. Christopher Kayumba, former lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Rwanda for 30 days.

Dr. Kayumba is accused of rape attempt to rape crimes.

The court has stated that there are evidences pinning the suspect on sexual assault accusation filed by the latter’s former home servant which prompted the remand.

The court has also explained that Dr. Kayumba’s profile portrays him as a journalist running his own media house which he would use to tamper with evidences once released.

The Presiding judge has said that the suspect and his defense lawyer, Jean Bosco Ntirenganya have five days to appeal against the decision at Nyarugenge Intermediary Court.

Dr. Kayumba, 50, has been denying accusations linking his detention to political reasons.

He requested his release explaining that he cannot rape a house servant.

Dr. Kayumba appeared in court on 28th September 2021 at Kicukiro Primary Court for hearing on his release or remand.

The ruling has been read virtually.

The suspect was detained at Kicukiro Police Station early September 2021.


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