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Genocide convict arrested in Kayonza

By IGIHE
On 27 juillet 2022 at 09:58

A 61-year old man, who was convicted by Gacaca courts in Rwamagana District for his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, has been arrested in Kayonza District.

The man was arrested on Monday 25th July 2022 in Gakoma Village, Buhabwa Cell of Murundi Sector.

It is said that the man committed Genocide crimes in Samatare Village, Kagezi Cell of Gahengeri Sector. According to sources, the man escaped justice at the beginning of his trial and later handed 30-year sentence in absentia.

The Executive Secretary of Murundi Sector, Benon Bashayija has told IGIHE that the man was arrested following a tip off from residents who knew his background.

“The man fled after he was handed 30-year jail term. Initially, he settled in Gahini where he got the national identity card in Juru Cell. He later came to Gakoma for hard labour. Following a tip off from a resident, we rushed to arrest him. He admitted that he was handed the sentence but claimed that it was suspended,” he said.

The local leader also revealed that the man has been handed over to security officials for investigation to get more details about his case.

The Executive Secretary of Gahengeri Sector, Allan Ntambara has told IGIHE that the man escaped before serving the sentence.

He explained that they consider processes of returning him to serve his sentence.


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