Kirehe: 42-year old suspect arrested for threatening to kill Tutsi wife

By IGIHE
On 8 April 2020 at 04:25

Local authorities in collaboration with law reinforcement authorities have apprehended a 42-year old resident of Kirehe district who is suspected of threatening to kill 45-year old wife because she is Tutsi.

The suspect who is a resident of Kirehe sector was apprehended on April 7th, 2020, the day Rwanda began commemorating for the 26th time, the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.

Muzungu Gerald, Kirehe district mayor confirmed that the suspect was arrested while investigation proceeds. "We are gathering evidence to verify the accuracy of the crime."
Muzungu said that the suspect and his wife are illegally married and moved to Kirehe district from Kigali. Further information about the case will be announced after thorough investigation.

Muzungu warned Rwandans to combat genocide ideology and avoid inappropriate attitude during the commemoration period. "We should all champion values of unity and reconciliation especially as we commemorate genocide for the 26th time. All forms of ethnic slurs are punishable by law."

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) recently warned Rwandans to avoid genocide ideologies, denialism and historical revisionism regarding the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.


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