She lived in Kigenge Cell, Giheke Sector, Rusizi District, and was killed around 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, on a road that runs through a forest in Rwamiko village of the Kigenge Cell. She was returning from a visit to her children who live in Kamashangi Sector.
The executive secretary of Giheke Sector, Hagenimana Jean de Dieu told IGIHE, “She [Bayavuge Béatrice] was coming from Kamashangi but as she reached near her home, at the forest, she met criminals who strangled her using a scarf she wore. We suspect that they also raped her. The investigations are still going on.”
Bayavuge Béatrice’s body was taken to Gihundwe hospital for autopsy. Meanwhile, the authority said that no one has yet been arrested for the crime.
Residents in the area have asked authorities to install road lights in the area to check crime.