Theft in Rusizi market leaves traders counting losses worth more than Rwf 1.5 million

By IGIHE
On 5 October 2020 at 05:48

Market vendors in the Rusizi First Frontier in Mururu Sector in Rusizi District, have lost merchandise worth Rwf 1.5 million to Saturday night theft, telling IGIHE that they found their locker-rooms intact but with much of their merchandise missing.

"They called me and told me that we were robbed. I lost a bag of rice to the said theft," said Donatien, a trader from the market.

Another vendor, Uwineza Shadia also lost a sewing machine.

“They took my sewing machine, and customers’ clothes; we don’t know who did such a thing because yesterday as we left, we locked doors and the security personnel were on duty. It’s confusing. “She said.

Mururu Sector Executive Secretary Ingabire Joyeux told IGIHE that the robbery was well planned and confirmed that Rwanda investigation Bureau (RIB) had arrested two suspects.

“It was a well calculated plan; we opened a case file with RIB for more investigation. They have so far arrested two people, the security guards and the gate keeper; the two are under investigation and are now at the Kamembe RIB station.”

The Rusizi Border Market consists of locker-rooms but only 45 are occupied.

The Rusizi Border Market consists of locker-rooms but only 45 are occupied.

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