Marie Michelle Umuhoza, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) spokesperson confirmed the arrest and said that further investigation is being conducted.
“The suspect is currently held at RIB Gisenyi station in Rubavu district while investigation proceeds.”
Article 133 in the Rwandan Constitution states that “any person who is convicted of rape shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years and not more than fifteen years, and a fine of not less than one million Rwandan Francs and not more than two million Rwandan Francs.”
The penal code stipulates 20 to 25 years of imprisonment to defilement convicts. When rape or defilement is done on a minor of less than 14 years old, the penalty is life sentence.