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How Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Narrowly Escaped A Lynch Mob Ambush In Kigali

Victoire Ingabire

Victoire Ingabire

Kigali – As announced on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Chair of UDF-Inkingi and flag bearer of the party for the upcoming presidential election in Rwanda, has been beaten, along with her assistant, Joseph Ntawangundi. The FDU Inkingi explains what happened:
“At around noon, an executive officer from Kinyinya Sector, known as Shema, invited her to collect administrative papers in respect to the application for a police record.
Upon arrival at Kinyinya premises, Mrs Ingabire was surrounded by a prepared lynch mob, beaten but managed to retreat to her vehicle. The assailant militia snatched her handbag and other personal belongings including her newly acquired ID and her passport.

Mr. Joseph Ntawangundi, was savagely and thoroughly beaten by the vicious assailants without any intervention from the authority. He suffered ribs and legs injury and was stripped half naked. He was later rushed to King Fayçal Hospital in Kigali for emergency treatment and his condition is still worrying.

Alerted by the driver, the police reached the scene later and despite his condition took Mr. Joseph Ntawangundi, for interrogations. He was released after one and half hour.” declares the Office of the FDU-Inkingi Chairperson.


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