Emmanuel Uwarugira, his brother, confirmed the sad news to IGIHE, stating that Pastor Niyonshuti was returning from Uganda.
According to sources, the accident occurred while Pastor Niyonshuti was accompanied by two other individuals. Sadly, one person died on the spot along with Pastor Niyonshuti, while the condition of the third person in the car has yet to be confirmed.
Uwarugira expressed his grief and confirmed the incident, saying, "It is true that he passed away. I am currently en route to the location to assess the situation. He was involved in the accident with two other individuals, one of whom also lost their life instantly, while the fate of the other is uncertain. It is suspected that he may have also succumbed to his injuries."
Details about the death of Niyonshuti emerged in the wee hours of Friday, June 23, 2023.
A member of the ADEPR Church, Pastor Niyonshuti, had gained a significant following due to his inspiring transformation and his unique approach to evangelism, characterized by his use of street language and tone.
Prior to becoming a pastor, Niyonshuti had experienced a difficult life on the streets, which was not how he envisioned his future, considering his privileged upbringing in a prosperous family.