Bugesera man arrested for defiling own daughter

On 16 April 2021 at 01:29

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested a man aged 60 from Bugesera district suspected of raping 19-year old own daughter.

He was arrested on 12th April 2021.

IGIHE has learnt that the man is suspected to have defiled her daughter two times in 2019 when the girl was aged 17.

The spokesperson of RIB, Dr. Murangira B. Thierry has confirmed to IGIHE that the man was arrested for interrogation on alleged charges.

“The man is detained at RIB station in Nyamata as investigation is underway to record files that will be transferred to the Prosecution,” he said.

Dr. Murangira assured that the institution is standby to hold accountable defilement suspects.

“RIB reminds Rwandans that it won’t tolerate whoever committing such crime of defilement. People should continue to stand against such vice because it is punishable by laws,” he explained.

Figures show that defilement cases have been on rise whereby 17, 849 were impregnated in 2016 and 17,337 in 2017. In 2018, the number increased to 19,832 while a total of 15,656 teens were defiled and impregnated between January and June 2019.

Upon conviction, a person who commits child defilement is liable to imprisonment for a period of not less than 20 years and not more than 25 years, if the victim is 14 years or older.

If child defilement is committed on a child under fourteen (14) years, the penalty is life imprisonment that cannot be mitigated by any circumstances.