His body was found on Tuesday 13th July 2021 around 11a.m in Kinihira village, Barinja cell of Nyagatare sector, Nyagatare district of Eastern Province.
The Executive Secretary of Nyagatare sector, Jenny Ingabire has confirmed his death adding that investigation has been launched to establish the cause.
“He had no symptoms of sickness but we learnt from colleagues hailing from Burera district that he once committed an accident. We have not yet identified cause of his death. His body will be taken for post mortem in Kigali today,” she said by press time.
The Dean of Students at Nyagatare Campus, Elia Ninsima explained that colleagues living in adjacent ghetto heard a phone ringing for long without anyone picking it and informed the landlord.
“They forced the door open and found him laid down with face on the ground and blood around. We alerted local leaders and Rwanda Investigation Bureau,” he noted.
The brother of Habayintwali revealed that he used to faint due to dizziness which developed after committing an accident.
“He was involved in a motorbike accident in 2020 and has since then suffered from vertigo that he used to take medicaments at health facilities on regular basis,” he said.
Dr. Ntawubizi Martin, the Head of UR, Nyagatare campus has urged non-boarding students to live with partners.
“It is true that the student was found dead but we cannot confirm cause of his death. Investigation is ongoing. We don’t have enough hostels to accommodate all students but we encourage those living in ghettos to live with buddies who might raise alarm for assistance when such incidents happen. The deceased lived with his colleague but had returned home,” he said.
The body has been taken to Nyagatare Hospital awaiting postmortem.