On December 31st, 2019, Mbonabaheka who resided within Kisoro, Uganda was killed by unidentified individuals after running to the rescue of his neighbor who was being attacked by assailants who have not been identified as well.
Mbonabaheka had Ugandan citizenship and owned a decoration business. He was also involved in agriculture and worked on other jobs when business was not going well.
Nsabimana said that after he learned about the death of Mbonabaheka, he immediately went to look for his corpse but realized that the Ugandan Police had already buried it.
“He was killed on December 31st, 2019. On January 1st, I received a call informing me of his death and I immediately run to his place to see it for myself. It was a gruesome scene and the whole compound was covered in blood. I tried to learn about the whereabouts of his corpse but the Ugandan Police warned me to drop the case or risk being chased from Uganda and charged several million of Shillings.”
“Mbonabaheka was killed as he was running to the rescue of his neighbor, Bayavuge Denys who was being attacked by unidentified assailants. Bayavuge screamed for help but nobody came to his rescue because Ugandans despise Rwandans and cannot help in any case. Mbonabaheka was the only Rwandan in the neighborhood and he had to be the one to help but as soon as he crossed his doorstep, the assailants met him, mutilated him and left his lifeless body in his compound.”
He said that Mbonabaheka was buried in secrecy at Kisoro cemetery and no one including his family was informed about his whereabouts.
His family overwhelmed with sorrow said they were saddened by the fact that no one wanted to inform them about where Mbonabaheka was buried.
Mukamazera Beatrice, Mbonabaheka’s wife said she will never forget the unfortunate incident. “If only they had allowed us to bury him. Ugandan authorities must respond to this vile act. I wonder if I’ll be able to raise our 4 children by myself.”
Mbonabaheka had been residing in Uganda for 8 years and leaves a wife and four children. His family moved back to Rwanda and currently reside in Burera district, Kinoni sector.
Nsabimana says he will never return to Uganda and urged fellow Rwandans to avoid traveling to Uganda at all costs since Rwandans are not safe there.