The sad news of his death was confirmed by one of his family members who was attending to him at the time.
Born March 20, 1950, Prof Laurent Nkusi served in different government positions.
Nkusi served as literature and language lecturer at the University of Rwanda for 24 years between the years of 1976 and 2000, before he was appointed Minister of Land and Environment for three years.
Nkusi was later appointed Information Minister before he served as the vice-rector in charge of academics at the Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Education of Kibungo (INATEK).
Thereafter Nkusi was elected to the senate and completed his term last year.
He leaves a widow and five children.