The escapees have been identified as Sam Mugisha who was serving three years and a half sentence for rape and Alphonse Tuyishimire who was serving a five-year sentence for a similar crime.
The spokesperson of Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), Hillary Sengabo has told IGIHE that the inmates have escaped in the wee hours of this Tuesday and are on the run.
“It is the first time children escape this prison. We request people to provide information as the investigation is underway to rearrest them,” he said.
Rwanda’s penal code stipulates that an escaping convicted inmate gets a doubled jail term of the remaining sentence.