His removal occurred on May 5th due alleged mismanagement of disaster response during the recent floods and landslides that affected the district on the night of May 2nd to May 3rd, 2023.
The elections are scheduled to take place on August 11th, according to Charles Munyaneza, the executive secretary of the NEC.
He confirmed that all 17 individuals interested in the position have already submitted their candidatures, and the electoral campaign is expected to begin on 26th this month.
"We are first anticipating the election of his successor in the district’s advisory council, and later on, a replacement for the district mayor’s position. 17 contenders have already submitted their candidatures," stated Munyaneza.
Additionally, the NEC has also announced upcoming elections in other districts, namely Rwamagana and Rutsiro, which are scheduled to occur between August and September 2023.
In Rutsiro district, the head of state dissolved all of the district’s advisory council over administration failures and appointed Prosper Mulindwa as the interim mayor.
Meanwhile, Rwamagana district advisory council suspended Jeanne d’Arc Nyirabihogo from her duties as vice mayor in charge of economic development on 18th July 2023. The suspension came after her involvement in a court case along with Jean Nsabimana, "Dubai."