The incident took place this morning around 9 am as Bandetse sought shelter under the tree as it rained heavily.
Police spokesperson in Kigali city, CIP Goretti Umutesi has told IGIHE that both the motorcyclist and passenger were sheltering under the same tree.
It is said that they ran away as the tree squeaked and eventual crumble hitting dead Bandetse who was returning to save his motorcycle from the tree fall.
Police rushed for intervention but found the man dead upon arrival and took his body to Kacyiru Hospital.
CIP Umutesi condoled with the bereaved family and called upon all people to be cautious during this rainy season.
“People should not seek shelter under trees during this rainy season lest thunder strikes them or the trees crush them. It is advised against sheltering in forests, trees, touching steel and sheltering in public places with no installed lightning protection systems,” she said.