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Rwanda: Ammunition Discovered In Kayibanda’s House

Update March 10,2010:: the story as reported earlier (see further below) by rwandan media is not true, say police.

Kigali: Police on Wednesday refuted as “not true” the reports indicating that ammunition had been discovered in a house belonging to ex-president Gregoire Kayibanda in Southern Rwanda.

Quoting the Police, the BBC Kinyarwanda service reported Tuesday evening that about 140 pistol bullets were found in deceased Kayibanda’s house in Nyamabuye sector of Muhanga district.

The local daily New Times also carried the same reports Tuesday but this time quoting Muhanga District Police Commander Supt. Desire Tuyizere. State radio also picked up the same reports.

However, on Wednesday, Police Spokesman Kayiranga dismissed the versions reported on Tuesday saying the 138 pistol bullets were found in a house of a man in the same area, but which is not the ex-president’s house.

End Update.

MUHANGA – Four people have been arrested in Nyamabuye sector, Muhanga district in connection with over 146 rounds of ammunition found at the residence of former Rwandan Head of State, Gregoire Kayibanda.

The suspects were arrested over the weekend during an operation mounted by local leaders and security officials at Kayibanda’s residence located in Kavumu village, near Rugeramigozi swamps.

The District Police Commander Supt. Desire Tuyizere confirmed the arrests and said investigations are still ongoing. ‘Four people were arrested, and a magazine was recovered during the operation,’ he said.

The suspects were named as Valens Semana, a demobilised soldier, Bernard Mpayimana, Josue Hategikimana, and Eric Uwayezu, a student. Another suspect only identified as Ramazan of Ruhango was said to be still at large.

The New Times –


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