The Vice Chairperson of the Lower House of Parliament, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana has confirmed to IGIHE that Kamanzi submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday 28th December 2022 ‘citing personal reasons’.
However, sources reveal that his resignation comes after he was reported in a drunk-driving case.
Kamanzi becomes the third parliamentarian resigning in less than two months over drunk driving incidents.
MP Harerimana has said that leaders should model good conduct to citizens they were entrusted to represent.
“Normally, parliamentarians are exemplary citizens selected to represent others. They should mirror virtues to the society,” he said.
Kamanzi cannot be replaced because he only had less than a year to complete his term.
Before joining the parliament in 2018, Kamanzi headed the National Youth Council in Southern Province between 2017-2018 and served as a member of Kamonyi District Advisory Council.