Sector executive secretary arrested over embezzling Rwf 30 million

By IGIHE
On 1 January 2021 at 07:33

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested Karegeya Jean Marie Vianney, the executive secretary of Kibeho sector in Nyaruguru district over alleged misappropriation of Rwf 30 million allocated for construction of classrooms.

RNP has revealed via twitter account that Karegeya is detained at Kibeho Police Station while investigation is underway.

The project to build 22,505 classrooms and 31, 932 latrines was launched in June this year to reduce overcrowding and long walk for some students to reach schools.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) recently announced that 1,279 of 4,155 corruption cases recorded since 2018 were crimes related to public funds misallocation.

Embezzling public funds is a crime that is now classified under corruption.

The article 12 of Law N°54/2018 of 13/08/2018 concerning the fight against corruption indicates that whoever misusing public funds in public or private institution, commits a crime. Upon conviction, he/she is liable to a sentence not more than seven years and fine not more than Rwf 5 million.


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