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Five employees of RBC arrested

By IGIHE
On 29 November 2022 at 07:47

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed the arrest of five employees of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) over alleged illegal public procurement.

The suspects were arrested on Saturday 26th November 2022.

These include James Kamanzi, former Deputy Director General at RBC, Fidele Rwema, who was an RBC employee in Karongi region, Fidele Ndayisenga, Jean Pierre Ndayambaje, Leoncie Kayiranga, all of whom were RBC employees and members of the RBC procurement committee.

The Spokesperson of RIB, Dr. Thierry B. Murangira has told IGIHE that the suspects are detained as investigation on alleged illegal public procurement is ongoing.

“They are detained at RIB stations in Kicukiro, Kimironko and Rwezamenyo as investigation is ongoing to file their files to the Prosecution,” he said.

Illegal procurement is a crime punishable by Article 188 of illegal public procurement.

A person convicted of committing this crime is bound to imprisonment of not less than five years but not more than seven years, and a fine between Rwf2 million and Rwf5 million.

If it is committed by an employee under the orders of his manager, that manager shall be liable to a jail term between seven and10 years, and a fine of Rwf10 million and not less than Rwf5 million.


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